Department of Mechanical Engineering

Group of students outside working on model plane


What is Mechanical Engineering?

Engineers are problem solvers. They use a variety of tools, including math, science, technology, and economics to find effective solutions to the world’s most difficult problems. 

Mechanical Engineering is a broad, multi-disciplinary engineering field that includes topics such as:

  • Strength and durability of components
    • Examples include automobile frames, large structures, stress on human joints, heat treatment of steel.
  • Fluid flow and mass transfer
    • Aerodynamics, fluid flow through pipes, pressure vessels, pumps
  • Energy generation and transfer
    • HVAC, heat dissipation, thermodynamics of engines
  • Design of complex systems and mechanisms
    • Landing gear, computer-controlled systems, robotics
  • Modern technology
    • 3-D printing, advanced computer simulations, composite materials

A Mechanical Engineer really is a "jack-of-all-trades!" Our programs meet or exceed the standards of a rigorous set of engineer-defined criteria. Core courses in heat transfer, machine design, and systems design, plus a thermal-fluids lab, highlight a thorough degree program in mechanical engineering.

Interesting Classes I Might Take

  • Aero Design
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • All Courses

What I Can Do With My Degree

Aerospace (the aeronautical industry hires more mechanical engineers than aeronautical engineers), Biomedical, Manufacturing, Oil and Power, Transportation



Mission Statement

We are dedicated Christian scholars with a passion for Christ, His church, and humanity.  Our tools are math and technology, but our mission is to prepare the leaders of tomorrow to change the world for our Lord.  We harness the knowledge of scripture and the laws of creation to serve the world; one problem at a time.



Any questions about this department? Contact Kevin Plumlee.