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Program Overview

You'll use creative design throughout your time at King's, from your first semester all the way to your final capstone project when you build a machine for an actual client. You could come up with a device that factory workers use to move heavy metals, a machine that controls flow for manufacturing particles, or even build a robot that uses ultrasound to navigate autonomously.

This experience is possible because our faculty work closely with students in small classes. We'll help you match your talents and passions with exciting opportunities in the real world. Our mechanical engineering curriculum is driven by the insights of our partners in industry, who know the importance of creativity, practical thinking, and professional skills like teamwork and communication.

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What can you do with a mechanical engineering degree?

Mechanical engineers design machines that help people. From the steam engines that powered the industrial revolution to the steam turbines that generate most of the electricity in the United States. We make better use of energy by designing more efficient tools, buildings, and vehicles.

We design hip implants for the elderly, toys for kids, and kitchen utensils for people with disabilities. We design and power machines that manufacture millions of products around the world. Whether it's surgery, cleaning, manufacturing, or space exploration, mechanical engineers design machines in just about every industry.


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What's great about mechanical engineering career opportunities?

A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering leads to high career satisfaction because you will use your creativity to help people. Because mechanical engineering is the broadest engineering discipline, we have options for career growth in technical specialization, management, and entrepreneurship.

Graduates with a mechanical engineering degree work in a wide range of industries including aerospace, medical devices, electrical power, manufacturing, transportation, HVAC, and robotics. Our flexibility and the constantly changing nature of technology keep our jobs interesting and makes us attractive hires even in slow market conditions. Many mechanical engineering degree jobs have a family-friendly combination of salary and working hours. As of 2021, mechanical engineers earn an average annual salary of $95,300.

Program Details

Most of your mechanical engineering courses include hands-on experience. You'll solve complex, open-ended problems using the same tools that engineers use on the job, including CAD and simulation software, codes and standards, rapid prototyping, and machining equipment.

The King's College Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Our mechanical engineering curriculum is taught at the brand-new, state-of-the-art Mulligan Center for Engineering in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, which houses four large multi-use classrooms, student study areas, faculty offices, and five fully equipped engineering laboratories.

Mechanical Engineering Degree Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, King's students with a mechanical engineering major are expected to:

  1. Complete engineering projects by using technical knowledge, working independently and as a member of a team, taking responsibility, communicating, and demonstrating leadership.
  2. Recognize how their responsibilities fit into their organization and take initiative to support the broader organization.
  3. Grow professionally and engage in life-long learning by 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 with concern for society and the environment.

Mechanical Engineering Degree Student Outcomes

King's College mechanical engineering graduates should be able to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team by providing leadership, creating a collaborative and inclusive environment, establishing goals, planning tasks, and meeting objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and graduation data is available here.

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