Mechanical Engineering Major

Learn how things work and put that knowledge to use. Since 1997 the job placement rate for our Mechanical Engineering majors is nearing 100 percent.

What You'll Study

So how do things work, anyway? Mechanical Engineering majors want an answer to that question. They use math and science to make and fix machines, airplanes, cars, spacecrafts and more.

However far your imagination takes you, we have a way to support it. You'll have access to fully equipped laboratories for:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Acoustics
  • Hands-on research in our new Hydraulics Laboratory

And outside of class, you can stay connected to your friends and gain professional connections in the student chapters for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, or put your skills to use in contests like the Supermileage Vehicle Competition, Walking Robot Competition and First Robotics Competition.

Major

  • Mechanical Engineering Major

    Freshmen are admitted to either the First-Year Engineering or Pre-Engineering & Technology program. First-Year Engineering majors must have an ACT math score of at least 23, or an SAT math score of 530.

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Minor

  • Mechanical Engineering Minor

    If you're interested in pursuing another major, you can earn the minor with 18 credits. It's a good source of cross-disciplinary knowledge for other science and math majors.

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Internships and Jobs

OUR STUDENTS HAVE INTERNED AT:
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Delphi Packard Electric Systems
  • First Energy
  • Honda
  • MGM Brakes
OUR GRADUATES WORK FOR:
  • General Electric
  • Quaker Manufacturing
  • General Motors
  • MAD 4 Wheel Drive
  • Aerotec

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One More Thing

I loved coming to YSU because there’s such a sense of community between professors and students. You really get a broad image of what’s out there."

AJ Grayson, Mechanical Engineering Alum