Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)


The purpose of this program is to train mechanical engineering professionals, within the context of a Christian worldview, to be prepared to fill the engineering services needs of both industry and government. Mechanical Engineering graduates will design, develop, build, and test mechanical devices, working with tools, engines, and machines in diverse industry positions including: research and development, manufacturing industries, general-purpose machinery manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, management of other companies, and testing laboratories. 
 
Because of the nature of Liberty University, and the needs of industry and government(s), the faculty of the Department of Engineering recognized the need for training students in mechanical engineering.  Faculty believe that this professional degree will prepare our students to tackle the needs manifested by industry and government(s).  Additionally, the eight new general engineering courses complement our existing programs by adding a path toward the professional engineering certifications.
 
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) is a 134-hour, undergraduate-level residential program. The program will focus on developing hands-on, practical technical skills, using both lecture and lab environment, in which the students will be presented with assignments that mimic what they will encounter in real-world situations. The curriculum prepares students to apply mathematical and scientific principles to design engineering solutions and develop operational evaluations of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses.
 
At Liberty University School of Engineering and Computational Sciences, the Mechanical Engineering program provides an array of the foundational principles of mechanical engineering. Our primary goal is to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge and skills essential to positively influence mechanical engineering related industries.
 
Liberty University’s 134-hour Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering requires students to take 60 hours of coursework in engineering, and another 33 hours in math and science in addition to the general education requirements. Within the major requirements, students will complete a Senior Capstone Project. 

Program Faculty

  • Dr. John Vadnal, B.S., M.S., Ph. D.
    Associate Professor of Engineering
     
  • Prof. Jim Long, B.S., M.A., M.E.M.
    Assistant Professor of Engineering
     
  • Dr. Hector Medina, B.S., M.S., Ph. D.
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering