Undergraduate Programs

Students are working in the new fluid dynamics and heat transfer lab at the SciTech Campus. Pictured here: Esteban Perez (left), Luke Jameson, lab manager Elisabeth Lattanzi, and Wint Zaw.
SciTech Labs
SciTech Labs

About 3,600 square feet of space in Bull Run Hall on the Science and Technology Campus was converted into a state-of-the-art collaborative classroom and two labs.

"Mechanical engineering students take courses in a wide range of fields, including computer programming and electrical circuits. The education received from Mason’s mechanical engineering program will prepare our graduates to help solve both current and future societal problems.”

— Colin Reagle, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

You'll learn how to design and analyze mechanical and thermal systems. With this foundation, you’ll be prepared to enter the industry of your choice such as aerospace, automotive, robotics, energy, biotechnology, and construction.

Undergraduate Programs

BS Mechanical Engineering

The bachelor of science in mechanical engineering emphasizes a culture of design beginning freshman year with an introduction to modern engineering tools and culminating in a year-long senior design project.

Our courses, taught by world-class faculty members, emphasize mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, systems control, and mechatronics. Required courses include entrepreneurship in engineering, mechatronics, and developing the societal engineer.

We have invested in new labs and spaces, and our mechanical engineering majors are making the most of them. Our seniors work in teams to conceive, design, and produce solutions to important, sponsor-dictated mechanical engineering problems.

These projects help students develop an understanding of research methodology and promote critical and innovative thinking. Students have built a robot to detect clogged storm drains, a portable wind turbine to provide electricity, and vehicle devices to make transportation safer.

Check the catalog for official admissions and degree requirements.

BS Mechanical Engineering - Aerospace Concentration

Our students have the option of declaring a concentration in aerospace engineering.  They’ll then choose four elective courses to learn about the fundamentals of astronautics, aeronautics and the systems that make operating in these environments possible to complete the concentration.  Course options for the concentration are described in the catalog.

Minor Mechanical Engineering

Our minor provides a foundation in mechanical engineering and is most appropriate for students with a strong mathematics and science background, such as a major in another engineering or science field. Check the catalog for official information.

Accelerated Master's

The breadth of the mechanical engineering discipline prepares motivated students to pursue an accelerated master’s degree. Up to twelve credits of graduate coursework can be applied towards the completion of both BS and MS degrees allowing a student to earn both degrees in as little as 5 years. Currently, the department administers this degree in several areas including applied and engineering physics, bioengineering, civil engineering, computational science, data analytics, electrical engineering, information technology, operations research, and systems engineering.  For the latest list of programs and requirements, please visit the catalog.

Northern Virginia Community College ADVANCE Partnership

Our students have the option of earning an associate of science degree from Northern Virginia Community College and then coming to Mason for a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering through the ADVANCE Partnership. 

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For more information contact Colin Reagle, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies.

Students Design and Build a Rotating Fatigue Testing Machine for the U.S. Navy