Mechanical engineering (BSE)
A degree in Mechanical engineering from Arizona State University comes with baked-in opportunities for solving real and timely engineering problems. From analyzing air pollution to dissecting mechanical and thermal systems, discovering new ways to operate in world processes.
Why mechanical engineering?
Interested in agriculture, medicine, automotive sports or semiconductor modeling? Looking to help solve issues with climate change? All have a basis in mechanical engineering. Students in the undergraduate program get to cultivate an understanding behind a diverse range of operations while developing the skills needed to produce hands-on results for their community and abroad.
Choosing the energy and environment concentration lets students focus on renewable energy, air pollution and sustainability. The computational mechanics concentration prepares students for numerical simulation, visualization and high-performance computing of modern mechanical and thermal systems. See below for links to more in-depth course outlines.
Find and apply for relevant scholarships.
Be sure to check out Fulton Schools' scholarships available to both new and continuing students at engineering.asu.edu/scholarships.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Program objectives and outcomes
The mechanical engineering undergraduate program has the following program objectives:
- Graduates of the mechanical engineering program should have attained one or more of the following objectives within a few years after completing their degrees:
- Employment in the engineering or other field in a position that capitalizes on the skills and abilities gained through the degree in mechanical engineering. Graduates will hold positions of increasing responsibility and leadership within their organizations.
- Admission into, and possibly graduation from, a graduate degree program in mechanical engineering or other technical field.
- Admission into a professional degree program, such as law, medicine or business, in accordance with the specific interests and abilities of the graduate.
- Through volunteering, entrepreneurial endeavors, community service, their employment, etc., graduates of the mechanical engineering program will demonstrate commitment to the Sun Devil ideals of global engagement, social embeddedness, social transformation and sustainability.
The mechanical engineering program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Upon graduation from this program, students will have mastered the outcomes prescribed for engineering programs and the specific curricular requirements for mechanical engineering. Student outcomes include:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Students may choose one of two concentrations: computational mechanics or energy and environment. A concentration is not required.
Below are the major maps and technical electives for each degree option. A major map outlines a major’s official requirements, elective and required courses, and optimal course sequencing to help students stay on the right track to graduation.
Mechanical engineering, BSE
Computational mechanics concentration