Skip to Content

Mechanical Engineering

The BS in Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Mount Union is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ( You will develop the critical thinking skills to solve complex problems, understand how things work in the world, and create the next technology innovations to help society.

The mechanical engineering program is a four-year degree offered at Mount Union. The major is one of five four-year engineering degrees in the School of Engineering. 

Courses in Mechanical Engineering

Taught by our outstanding Engineering faculty with expertise in the many fields that make up mechanical engineering, this 128-credit hour bachelor’s degree program includes general education courses in chemistry, physics, and calculus, in addition to highly focused engineering courses. The program features a required international experience in the field and an engineering capstone design course, both of which  take learning outside of the classroom and allow students to apply their skills to real-world problems.

Featured Courses

Product Design and Development

This class presents interdisciplinary content from business and engineering with an emphasis on the process of product development. Steps in the product development process are presented to give shape to a design idea in order to make a commercially viable product. Student teams design a product, construct an Alpha prototype, and present the prototype with a business case in support of the product.

Mechanical Vibrations

This course involves the study of mathematical modeling for the analysis of dynamic systems. Systems with one degree-of-freedom and multiple degrees-of-freedom are covered with specific focus on mechanical vibrations. Topics of study include vibration isolation and control, damping, harmonic excitation, periodic and non-periodic excitation, and modal analysis.

The entire mechanical engineering curriculum can be found below.

Experiential Learning

Requirements for the Mechanical Engineering degree include a faculty-led international field experience and a senior design capstone project. Students gain practical experience in the field while making a difference—and relishing  in the opportunity to partake in an unforgettable experience! Find out more about experiential learning in the BS in Mechanical Engineering program.


Program Mission and Objectives


The mission of the mechanical engineering program is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, hands-on engineering education in a quality and conducive learning environment; providing students with the skills and competencies necessary for employment or career advancement as electrical engineers. Our graduates will be equipped for life-long learning necessary for professional practice and advanced studies. We will prepare our students to be the technical, business, and global leaders of tomorrow.


  1. Graduates will be able to lead fulfilling professional lives by integrating their Mechanical Engineering expertise with business and communication skills.
  2. Graduates will be able to produce meaningful work by meeting the expectations of employers of mechanical engineers.
  3. Graduates who are interested will be able to pursue meaningful work through advanced study or alternative career paths.
  4. Graduates will be able to engage in responsible citizenship through dynamic roles in their local, national, and/or international communities.


At the time of graduation, mechanical engineering students will have achieved the following Student 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

Mechanical Engineering Spotlights