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Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)

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Full Time / On Campus

Through hands-on learning, Wentworth’s 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. 

A Practical, Collaborative Approach

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.

Our students use computer software and test equipment to verify and develop principles of engineering in diverse areas such as statics, thermodynamics, material science, data acquisition, structural analysis and machine design. Upon graduation, they are well prepared for traditional industries of mechanical design and engineering, as well as emerging opportunities such as manufacturing and the development of biomedical and electromechanical devices.

Building a Foundation for Growth

As an extension of the Institute’s philosophy, the program’s mission is to admit qualified high school graduates and prepare them for a productive professional career in mechanical engineering. The program offers you a rigorous mathematically-based engineering education with a balanced laboratory experience that provides the technical knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to grow as an intellectually inquisitive individual and critically involved member of society with a lifelong commitment to continued learning.

Essential Skills for a Rewarding Career

Mechanical Engineering students graduate with:

  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Mechanical Engineering program at Wentworth is committed to a collaborative teaching model supported by its Industrial Program Advisory Committee providing the students access to many innovative educational opportunities.

Accreditation

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.