Students completing the Mechanical Engineering program at King’s College are awarded with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. 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.
King’s Mechanical Engineering students do creative design work throughout their time at King’s, from the first semester to the capstone design project in which they will work in teams to make machines for real clients. Our students have designed machines to cap test tubes or join flanges, and built robots that use ultrasound to navigate autonomously. This experience is possible because our faculty work closely with students in small classes; we get to know them and help them find the intersection of their talents and passions with the world’s needs. Our curriculum is driven by the insights of our partners in industry, who know the importance of creativity, practical thinking, and professional skills such as teamwork and communication. Most of our engineering courses have hands-on labs. Our program offers practical experience with the tools that engineers use on the job, such as CAD and simulation software, codes and standards, rapid prototyping, and machining equipment.
Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the King’s College Mechanical Engineering program are expected to:
1. Complete engineering projects by using technical knowledge, working independently and as a member of a team, taking responsibility, and demonstrating leadership.
2. Recognize how their responsibilities fit into their organization and thus take initiative to support the broader organization.
3. Grow professionally and engage in life-long learning by engaging in activities such as completing graduate degrees or pursuing other training, obtaining licensure or certifications, and receiving guidance from mentors.
4. Act as citizen-engineers by living and working ethically and with concern for society and the environment.
Students graduating from the Mechanical Engineering program at King’s College should be able to demonstrate the following:
1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
2. an ability to 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;
3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
4. an ability to 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;
5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Industrial Advisory Board
The King’s Mechanical Engineering program works with members of industry to better prepare students for professional practice. We regularly consult with engineers on curriculum and expectations for graduates, internship opportunities, site visits, and a seminar series. Our industrial advisory board includes:
Kevin S. Daly, P.E., P.M.P., Project Manager Station Engineering, Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC
Gerry Giza, Director Lean and Continuous Improvement, NEPIRC
Dave Reppert, Vice President, Product Engineering, InterMetro Industries Corporation
Greg Posly, Director, Plant Operations – Scranton, General Dynamics Land Systems
A.J. Speicher, PE, PMP, CCP, Project Manager, Borton-Lawson