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.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
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:
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:
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.
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