Mechanical Engineering at SIUE
Mechanical engineering is based on the application of physics and mathematics. It is challenging, rewarding, and among engineering programs, it is one of the most diverse disciplines. In the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at SIUE, mechanical engineering students develop skill sets necessary for a number of engineering jobs, including applications in aerospace, automotive, biomedical, robotics, energy and more.
Mechanical engineers are problem solvers, critical thinkers and designers. Mechanical engineers design and create complex machines that can impact every facet of human life. They work in teams to design and operate robots, engines, machine parts, medical devices and much more. In the School of Engineering at SIUE, you will gain an expertise that will remain with you throughout your engineering career and will enable you to make a difference in society.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accredited)
At SIUE, earning an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering is only the beginning for our students. Our graduates have a wide variety of opportunities available to them upon graduation, and are prepared to contribute to society through professional practice in industry or governmental positions. Some of our students may also choose to pursue careers in related areas such as business, law or medicine.
Recent graduates of our program are employed at Boeing, Ameren, Basler Electric, Amsted Rail, Lockheed Martin, among other reputable businesses. These graduates work as mechanical engineers, product engineers, manufacturing engineers, process engineers, design engineers, as well as many other roles.
Some of our graduates continue their education by pursuing advanced degrees in graduate school or by gaining advanced training and licensing in their chosen profession. Students with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering may enter graduate school to continue their education in mechanical engineering or other closely related disciplines such as aerospace, civil, biomedical and chemical engineering.