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BS Mechanical Engineering

Trine University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
35,990 USD
Start dates
35,990 USD

35,990 USD

35,990 USD

35,990 USD

Program description

BS Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering is among the most diverse, versatile and prevalent of all engineering disciplines. Working with everything from paperclips to spacecraft, mechanical engineers plan, design and direct the manufacture of products.

Mechanical engineers are integral in a number of industries, including:

  • technology and innovation
  • energy conversion
  • manufacturing
  • health care
  • aerospace and automation.

If something moves, it requires the expertise of a mechanical engineer to assess the physics of the environment, of the parts that work to form the whole, the aesthetics of the final product and the logistics of the manufacturing process. At Trine, you will be immersed in the fundamental tools of modern mechanical engineering:

  • advanced mathematics,
  • physics,
  • laboratory testing,
  • and computer simulation.

Practical designs are the result of any engineering effort, and beginning as a freshman, you will be exposed to project work emphasizing engineering design. Project management, design and manufacture techniques are learned through hands-on involvement in the laboratories, and brought to life in a year-long senior design project completed in the senior year.

Admission requirements

  • Admission into the Allen School of Engineering and Computing and the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. In addition, students must have successfully completed the equivalent of Trine's English Composition I, Calculus I, and Chemistry I with a "C" or higher.
  • Admission into the Franks School of Education requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Admission into the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences and the Ketner School of Business require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

General Education Requirements

  • English Composition I
  • Technical Communication
  • Effective Speaking
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III
  • General Chemistry I or Honors General Chemistry I
  • University Physics I
  • University Physics II
  • Humanities Electives
  • Social Sciences Electives
  • Microeconomics

Program Requirements

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Professional Practice
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Electrical Science
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Engineering Economics
  • Mechanical Engineering Analysis
  • Intro to Programming in MATLAB
  • Manufacturing Processes and Equipment
  • Manufacturing Processes and Equipment Lab
  • Mechanics of Machinery
  • Thermodynamics II
  • Fluid Dynamics for Mechanical Engineering
  • Machine Component Design
  • Computer Aided Machine Design
  • Thermal Fluid Component Design
  • Mechanical Vibrations or Systems Dynamics and Controls
  • Measurement Laboratory
  • Mechanical Engineering Design I
  • Mechanical Engineering Design II
  • Mechanical Engineering Electives
  • ME electives
  • Unrestricted Electives

Additional Requirements

  • Engineering Graphics
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics

Tuition fees

Full-time tuition fee - $35,990 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the website for more information.


Program Objectives

The mechanical engineering program meet the needs of students, alumni, employers, and the faculty by assuring that a few years after graduation:

  • Our graduates are prepared for the practice of mechanical engineering and related disciplines at the professional level; and
  • Our graduates engage in lifelong learning and serve their professions and community.


As specified for accreditation, the mechanical engineering program assures the students will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Career opportunities

Manufacturing, quality control, design, and test engineering are some of the possible career choices for students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. Listed below are some of the companies that have hired recent graduates:

  • Applied Process
  • Caterpillar
  • Cooper Tire and Rubber
  • DanaEaston Corp
  • Freudenburg-NOK
  • General Dynamics
  • General Motors
  • Harrison Steel
  • Hendrickson Suspension
  • Honda
  • Ingersoll-Rand
  • International Truck
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • KPS Satellite
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Ultra Electronics
  • S. Steel

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Trine University

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Trine University

1 University Ave
IN 46703 Angola Indiana
United States of America

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