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Discover NAU Mechanical Engineering degrees and programs
Mechanical Engineering uses fundamentals of physics, math, chemistry, and material science to solve some of the most challenging technical problems. The ME undergraduate program at Northern Arizona University is designed to help the world be a better place by training highly skilled engineers and citizens.
More information on our undergraduate programs
General Accordion Closed
We are committed to bring the best practices in engineering, design, science, and education together by encouraging critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Our mechanical engineers will develop broad skill sets to create novel devices and technologies. Our unique design program, Design4Practice, includes four courses which starts with the freshman’s introduction to engineering (EGR 186) and is concluded with the Capstone courses (ME 476C/486C) in the senior year. This design program provides hands-on opportunities to students to work with real clients and well-known companies such as W.L. Gore and Raytheon and prepare them to pursue their dreams by going into industry or graduate school. Students will also find the opportunity to work closely with our highly-skilled and internationally renowned faculty on many interesting projects such as cardiovascular biomechanics, wind energy, robotics, and smart materials.
Our undergraduate engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org
Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BSME) Accordion Closed
The BSME degree is offered through our Mechanical Engineering program, which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and provides exceptional career flexibility and a broad range of opportunities in a wide array of industries, including but not limited to, biotechnology, aerospace, defense, energy, robotics, automotive, heating, and refrigeration. This degree also provides a strong foundation for further graduate study in an MS or PhD program.
The catalog description for the BSME program offers detailed requirements while BSME degree progression plans provide example pathways that consider course prerequisites.
Mechanical Engineering, Minor Accordion Closed
A minor in mechanical engineering is a valuable complement to a variety of majors, especially other engineering degrees.
The catalog description for the Minor in Mechanical Engineering program offers detailed requirements.
Interdisciplinary Global Programs Accordion Closed
The Interdisciplinary Global Program (IGP) is an innovative dual-degree program that internationalizes a student’s experience in a science or engineering discipline. This is done by adding intensive language study, immersion in our community of international scholars, and a variety of other international and cultural curricular elements and activities. In this program, studies in language and culture are closely integrated with engineering and science, following a set of carefully crafted degree progress plans.
Students in an IGP program earn both a BS in their chosen discipline (Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering) and a BA in either Modern Languages or Comparative Cultural Studies. Visit Interdisciplinary Global Programs for more information.