Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Mechanical engineering is the backbone of countless industries. From designing cutting-edge consumer products to developing advanced manufacturing processes, our program prepares you to make a meaningful impact. 

Mechanical engineering is the backbone of countless industries. From designing cutting-edge consumer products to developing advanced manufacturing processes, our program prepares you to make a meaningful impact. 

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B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Degree Details

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Related Degrees

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B.S. in Engineering

B.S. in Electrical Engineering 

B.S. in Civil Engineering 

Physics – Engineering Physics track

Physics – Engineering Science Technology track


University Hours: 54
Major Hours: 72-74
Electives: 0-2

Total Required: 128 credit hours

Example Coursework 


Design of Machine Elements

Material Science

Heat and Mass Transfer

Minor Available

Learn more about an engineering minor by viewing the catalog or explore all of the minors available by clicking the button below. Contact the department for further assistance on how to enhance your degree with a minor.


Career Options

Consider the wide range of exciting careers available with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. See an extensive list below.



Mechanical engineers are natural problem solvers. Our curriculum is crafted to hone your analytical skills, equipping you with the tools to address complex challenges in diverse fields. In addition to technical skills, you will be prepared to present confidently, communicate effectively and work well in teams, from the first day on the job. 

Experiential Learning

Our programs incorporate real-world problems from corporate, public and non-profit organization partners in junior and senior clinic projects. These experiences help you learn from practicing engineers, acquire real-world design experience for a client and begin a strong personal network on which to build a career.    

You’ll also be given plenty of opportunities to use your knowledge to help others in the community and around the world. 

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Student Opportunities

  • Research – You’ll participate in a year-long research assignment during your senior year.
  • Missional engineering – You can travel internationally and get hands-on engineering experience and real-world application while sharing the Gospel with others.
  • Study Abroad in Leipzig, Germany
  • Engineering Students Association (ESA), the student chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers
  • LEAP, the Ladies of Engineering and Physics student group
  • National Society of Black Engineering


ACU’s mechanical engineering degree opens doors to diverse career paths, including:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Energy systems engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • HVAC (heating, ventilations and air conditioning) engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Biomechanical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Consulting engineer
  • Research and development engineer

ACU’s undergraduate engineering program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Once you graduate from ACU with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, you will be equipped to work in a number of engineering positions.

Enrollment Data

The ACU engineering program strongly supports the university’s mission of educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. In support of the university mission and in response to the needs of program constituents, the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are that within a few years of graduation:

  1. Alumni succeed in engineering practice or other fields that value design using analysis, problem solving, communication, and other professional practice skills.
  2. Alumni continue in life-long learning that builds upon foundational undergraduate knowledge through graduate study, career-specific or other professional training.
  3. Alumni glorify God through thoughtful integration of work and life-facilitating service to others through their profession.

The following student outcomes will prepare ACU engineering students to attain the program educational objectives:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies