BS in Mechanical Engineering

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 51,029

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

The Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at Trine University is among the most diverse, versatile and prevalent of all engineering disciplines. 

If something moves, it requires the expertise of a mechanical engineer to assess the physics of the environment and of the parts that work to form the whole, the aesthetics of the final product and the logistics of the manufacturing process.

Mechanical engineers are integral to industries including:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Energy conversion
  • Manufacturing
  • Health care
  • Aerospace and automation

The degree: Tools for modern engineering

In the Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering program, you will be immersed in the fundamental tools of modern mechanical engineering:

  • Advanced mathematics
  • Physics
  • Laboratory testing
  • Computer simulation

Trine University's mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The experience: Hands-on projects through the entire degree program

Practical designs are the result of any engineering effort, and beginning as a freshman, you will be exposed to project work emphasizing engineering design. Project management, design and manufacture techniques are learned through hands-on involvement in the laboratories, and brought to life in a year-long senior design project completed in the senior year.

The result: Successful careers in crucial industries

The Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering places students in industries critical to the nation's interests, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Energy conservation

Within six months of graduating, 100 percent* of graduates secure opportunities within the field and enjoy starting annual salaries exceeding $60,000, with some as high as $100,000.

 

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 132

General Education Requirements - 44 credit hours

• ENG 103  English Composition I

• ENG 133 Technical Communication    

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

• MA 134 Calculus I    

• MA 164 Calculus II    

• MA 213 Calculus III      

• CH 104 General Chemistry I  

  or CH 104H Honors General Chemistry I        

• PH  224 University Physics I        

• PH  234 University Physics II

• Humanities Electives - 6 credit hours

• Social Sciences Electives - 3 credit hours

• ECO 213 Microeconomics    

Program Requirements - 76 credit hours

• GE 101 Introduction to Engineering

• GE 401 Professional Practice

• ES   213 Statics    

• ES   223 Dynamics    

• ES   233  Engineering Materials    

• ES   243 Solid Mechanics    

• ES   253  Electrical Science    

• ES   313 Thermodynamics    

• ES   343 Heat Transfer    

• ES   382 Engineering Economics

• MAE 202 Mechanical Engineering Analysis

• MAE 201 Intro to Programming in MATLAB

• MAE 242 Manufacturing Processes and Equipment

• MAE 241 Manufacturing Processes and Equipment Lab

• MAE 303 Mechanics of Machinery

• MAE 323 Thermodynamics II    

• MAE 3033 Fluid Dynamics for Mechanical Engineering  

• MAE 353 Machine Component Design    

• MAE 373 Computer Aided Machine Design

• MAE 413 Thermal Fluid Component Design

• MAE 453 Mechanical Vibrations  

  or  MAE 4073 Systems Dynamics and Controls      

• MAE 463 Measurement Laboratory    

• MAE 4053 Mechanical Engineering Design I    

• MAE 4063 Mechanical Engineering Design II

Mechanical Engineering Electives - 9 credit hours

*ME electives must be MAE courses of 300-level or higher, unless completing an engineering minor.

• Unrestricted Electives - 6 credit hours

Additional Requirements - 12 credit hours

• EGR 143 Engineering Graphics

• MA 233 Differential Equations

• MA 313 Linear Algebra

• MA 393 Probability and Statistics

Engineering Majors
• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee $500
• ONE-TIME Housing deposit $150
• Tuition $36,700
• Engineering /Science fee $330
• Intl Health Insurance $1,499
• Housing & Meal Plan $11,700
• Student Fee* $530
• Parking Permit Fee** $120
• Total Annual Estimate *** $51,029

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