Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Are you interested in manufacturing, computer-aided design, renewable energy, robotics or a related field? If so, our mechanical engineering bachelor's degree online may be right for you. You'll prepare for careers in automotive research, robotics, heating and cooling systems and more.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 44

Weeks per class: 15

Total credit hours: 120

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What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical engineering is the most diverse and versatile field of engineering. This specialization of engineering plays a critical role in many modern industries. These industries include aerospace, construction, power, technology and transportation.

Mechanical engineers design, build and control devices, machines, processes and systems. Many of these are the cornerstones of our industrialized society. Some examples include heating and cooling systems, solar power, robotics, manufacturing and electronics. These mechanical systems are complex and need advanced knowledge of physics and mathematics.

What skills will I earn with a bachelor of mechanical engineering?

 

In the Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering program, you’ll learn how to design, manufacture and operate components, devices and systems. Our rigorous curriculum includes the principles governing energy transfer, mechanical design, sensors and control devices. You’ll also learn how to use these principles to solve practical and timely engineering problems. This might include analyzing pollution, dissecting mechanical systems or creating automatic control systems.

Our coursework also covers the mechanics of materials, fundamental concepts relating to engineering fluids, construction techniques in computer-aided design and basic computer programming. Other skills you’ll learn in the mechanical engineering program include:

  • Computer-aided design.
  • Computer programming.
  • Data science and statistics.
  • Engineering design process.
  • Finite-element analysis.
  • Rapid prototyping.
  • Technical writing.
  • Testing and validation.

It’s important to note you must attend an in-person mechanical engineering laboratory. This course happens on campus and lasts for one week during the program. This provides valuable hands-on laboratory experience and adds critical legitimacy to your online degree.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The BSE program in mechanical engineering has the following program educational objectives:

  1. Through volunteering, entrepreneurial endeavors, community service, their employment, etc., graduates of the mechanical engineering program will demonstrate commitment to the Sun Devil ideals of global engagement, social embeddedness, social transformation and sustainability.
  2. Graduates of the mechanical engineering program should have attained one or more of the following objectives within a few years after completing their degrees:
    • Employment in engineering or other fields in a position that capitalizes on the skills and abilities gained through the degree program in mechanical engineering (holding positions of increasing responsibility and leadership within their organizations).
    • Admission into a graduate degree program in mechanical engineering or other technical field.
    • Admission into a professional degree program, such as law, business or medicine, in accordance with the specific interests and abilities of the graduate.

Graduates of the mechanical engineering program are expected to attain the following outcomes:

  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.

Can I become a mechanical engineer with this degree?

 

Yes, you can become a mechanical engineer with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. You’ll have the opportunity to be a mechanical engineer in a variety of fields. These include automotive research, heating and cooling systems design, and robotics development. The mechanical engineering degree provides a robust foundation for diverse engineering and technical roles and even leads students toward advanced graduate programs.

Professional licensure and certification

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Students should check the professional licensure list for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering to determine if this program meets requirements in their state. Please note that not all programs within the Fulton Schools lead to professional licensure.

Does my Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Mechanical engineering courses

Our mechanical engineering courses are diverse to provide a well-rounded education in various aspects of engineering. You’ll learn about energy and momentum principles for particles. You’ll take introductory courses on the dynamics of physical systems, technical drawing conventions, thermodynamics, probability and statistics with engineering applications. Browse some featured courses below.


MAE 318: System Dynamics and Control I


MAE 400: Engineering Profession (L)


MAE 417: System Dynamics and Control II


MAE 301: Applied Experimental Statistics


MAE 384: Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers (CS)


MEE 322: Structural Mechanics


MEE 323: Computer-Aided Engineering II


MEE 340: Heat Transfer


What can you do with a bachelor of mechanical engineering?

The job duties of a mechanical engineer are versatile, so you can find a position that suits your interests. Mechanical engineers design a wide range of products. These include biomedical devices, internal combustion engines, fuel-efficient motor vehicles and everyday appliances. You might also plan how energy is created, stored and moved in electrical power industries. Check out some common careers:

Automotive Engineer


Growth: 3.9 %
Salary: $90,160

Biomedical Engineer


Growth: 4.7 %
Salary: $92,620

Energy Engineer


Growth: 1.3 %
Salary: $103,380

Engineering Manager


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $149,530

Mechanical Engineer


Growth: 3.9 %
Salary: $90,160

Supply Chain Engineer


Growth: 10.1 %
Salary: $88,950

Learn mechanical engineering from professionals and leaders

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

Learn mechanical engineering from professionals and leaders

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Join one of the most renowned schools of engineering in the nation

Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

#2


best online master’s in electrical engineering.

#5


bachelor’s degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (American Society for Engineering Education 2019).

60+


engineering student organizations and student professional societies.

#42


undergraduate engineering programs.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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