Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Science 
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hours: 126

Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Degree

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Degree Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University prepares you for a career in machine design, systems design, energy resources and conversion, manufacturing and production, transportation and environmental impact, materials and structures and aerospace.

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at Lamar?

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering offers you an engineering degree in a broad discipline incorporating the research, design, development, manufacturing and testing of mechanical devices. The undergraduate curriculum is accredited by ABETOur program offers you access to scholarships, internships and co-ops and networking through various student-to-corporate organizations.

Watch the faculty and alumni interview to learn more about the Mechanical Engineering program.

Career Paths

With a degree in mechanical engineering, you will be in demand in practically every type of manufacturing operation as well as in research, academic and governmental organizations. Mechanical engineers use proven problem-solving techniques to take a product from design to manufacturing to marketplace. In some way, they touch every product or service we use, which makes a mechanical engineering education highly versatile. Mechanical engineers work in various industries including, but not limited to: aerospace, automotive, energy, materials and composites and human health.

Primary Careers

Mechanical engineer, automotive engineer, control and instrumentation engineer

Career Areas

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Petroleum
  • Textiles
  • HVAC

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Machinery manufacturers
  • Computer and electronics manufacturers
  • Research and development facilities
  • Aerospace product/part manufacturers
  • Construction companies
  • Chemical and refining companies
Li XianchangDr. Mansour Karkoub, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor

Chun-Wei Yao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Sushil Doranga, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor