Through hands-on learning, Wentworth’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program balances theory, simulation, and laboratory exercises, giving students the skills and knowledge needed to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components, and processes. Open-ended, team-based design problems provide an opportunity for Mechanical Engineering students to collaborate with peers from other disciplines. The program integrates applied engineering design and the extensive use of computers with a curriculum that parallels industrial challenges and changes.
Students spend approximately 40% of their time in our state-of-the-art labs. And all lectures and labs are taught by faculty.
Mechanical engineering students use computer software and test equipment to verify and develop principles of engineering in diverse areas such as Solid Mechanics, Thermofields, and Materials Science. Upon graduation, students well prepared for work in the traditional industries of mechanical design and engineering, as well as emerging opportunities such as manufacturing and the development of biomedical and electromechanical devices.
The Wentworth Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
For program objectives, outcomes and enrollment and degree data, please visit the Mechanical Engineering Accreditation Information page.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a four-year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year. Mechanical engineering students spend a great deal of time working in our state-of-the-art laboratories, using computers and test equipment to verify and develop engineering principles in diverse areas such as statics, thermodynamics, material science, data acquisition, structural analysis, and machine design.
Visit the Course Catalog for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
High Value Degree
From a state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing lab to a Materials Science lab.
Median Average Salary for Mechanical Engineers (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor)
As ranked in 2021 by U.S. New & World Reports for best engineering jobs.
What You'll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Mechanical Engineering program by taking introductory courses in physics and calculus, along with Introduction to Engineering, which will instill core engineering concepts that you’ll use throughout the program. You’ll also dive into engineering courses that utilize essential tools like CAD.
Second-year students establish a firm understanding of mechanical engineering concepts in courses like Mechanics of Materials and Engineering Graphics. You’ll also focus on building solid foundational knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, and electrical engineering.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll continue to bolster your mechanical engineering knowledge with courses like Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, and Design of Machine Elements.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program includes courses in Mechanical Vibration and Simulation-Based Design, as well as your senior capstone project, which you’ll work on over your final two semesters.