Online Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Explore manufacturing, computer-aided design, renewable energy and robotics with Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering in mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for careers in automotive research, robotics, heating and cooling systems and more.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 44

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 15

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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One of engineering’s most diverse and versatile fields

Mechanical engineering is the most diverse and versatile field of engineering, playing a critical role in numerous modern industries such as aerospace, construction, power, technology and transportation. As a mechanical engineer, you'll design, build and control devices, machines, processes and systems that are the cornerstones of our industrialized society. These systems include heating and cooling systems, solar power solutions, robotics, manufacturing processes and electronics.

To succeed in this field, you'll need advanced knowledge of physics and mathematics to tackle the complexity of these mechanical systems. The job duties of a mechanical engineer are incredibly versatile, allowing you to find a position that aligns with your interests. Whether designing biomedical devices, internal combustion engines, fuel-efficient vehicles or planning energy systems in the electrical power industry, the opportunities are vast and varied.

The skills you’ll develop in this program

Throughout this mechanical engineering degree concentration, you’ll gain the skills needed to design, manufacture and operate components, devices and systems, including:

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

You’ll also learn how to use governing energy transfer, mechanical design, sensors and control devices principles to solve practical and timely engineering problems. This might include analyzing pollution, dissecting mechanical systems or creating automatic control systems.

What you can do with a mechanical engineering degree

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for careers in automotive research, heating and cooling systems design, robotics development and more. This mechanical engineering degree concentration provides a robust foundation for diverse engineering and technical roles, and may lead you to advanced graduate programs.

This bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master's degrees include:

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.

Will my diploma 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.”

Online mechanical engineering courses

Courses in this program provide a well-rounded education in various aspects of engineering. You’ll learn about energy and momentum principles for particles, as well as the dynamics of physical systems, technical drawing conventions, thermodynamics, probability and statistics with engineering applications.


The jobs a mechanical engineering degree prepares you for

Upon completion of this program, you’ll emerge well-equipped for a diverse array of engineering roles. With a solid foundation in core mechanical engineering principles, you'll possess the skills to design, analyze and improve mechanical systems in various industries. Potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:

Automotive Engineer


Growth: 10.0 %
Salary: $96,310

Biomedical Engineer


Growth: 5.1 %
Salary: $99,550

Energy Engineer


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $104,600

Engineering Manager


Growth: 4.1 %
Salary: $159,920

Mechanical Engineer


Growth: 10.0 %
Salary: $96,310

Supply Chain Engineer


Growth: 11.7 %
Salary: $96,350

Learn mechanical engineering from professionals and leaders

Of the 350+ 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 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

Learn mechanical engineering from professionals and leaders

Of the 350+ 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 42 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last five years.

How to apply

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

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 U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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