Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering program provides students with the necessary training and education for them to become technical leaders for various industrial, commercial, consulting, and governmental organizations. The skills and knowledge acquired through the study of mechanical engineering are transferable to a wide range of industries and job specializations, including industrial, mechatronic, robotic and systems engineering.

Mechanical engineers apply the principles of force, motion, energy, and thermal fluids to design tools and processes that support essential social needs. The King's Mechanical Engineering program is firmly based on the understanding and application of scientific and engineering principles. Mechanical engineering students learn and then demonstrate proper use of engineering materials and methods that are safe, environmentally considerate, aesthetically pleasing, and fiscally responsible. Technical communication in oral and written form is also emphasized.

Potential work-related duties include development and construction of machines and mechanisms; development, instrumentation, and control of manufacturing processes and procedures; design of mechanical systems for heating and cooling; development of energy management procedures; and renewable energy alternatives.

Career Opportunities

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research and create designs, develop tools and processes, and conduct tests for engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. The many industries and technologies that depend on the skills of mechanical engineers include heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC) systems, machine design, automatic control and instrumentation technologies, robotics, material handling, and computer-numerical control systems.

Mechanical engineers are becoming more involved in the incorporation of environmentally considerate principles and practices, including green design, alternative energy development, and pollution prevention. 

Program Accreditation

King’s College is in the process of acquiring accreditation for this program from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.