Learn to Increase Production Efficiency with a Mechanical Engineering Degree
Do you find yourself designing machines or drawing designs of intricate machines and robots for fun? Mechanical engineering gives you a chance to design, develop, build, and test mechanical devices. You will have the ability to work with tools, engines, and machines throughout the entire program. Our Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering will train you to elevate your skill in machine design and become a mechanical engineering professional prepared to fill the needs of both private industry and government.
Learn how to design and build for general-purpose machinery manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, management of other companies and testing laboratories all within the context of a Christian worldview. This program will focus on developing hands-on, practical technical skills using both lecture and lab environment. Your assignments will mimic what you might encounter in real-world situations.
The curriculum will prepare you to apply mathematical and scientific principles to design engineering solutions, as well as develop operational evaluations of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems. In other words, we will train you to use engineering methodology to develop machines and other products to make processes more efficient than they are now.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering?
Our mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree provides the industry-specific training you need to be successful in any career you choose. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide you with an opportunity to work with some of the latest tools and equipment available. Learn by studying in the classroom and then turn that knowledge into wisdom as you solidify the lessons imparted.
In addition to the hands-on training in the classroom you’ll receive, we have a number of companies that provide the opportunity to work in an internship and gain real-world skills alongside professionals who are already in the field. This is a chance to make practical use of your skills and put your knowledge to the test in real problem-solving situations. Boeing, Georgia Pacific, NASA, Disney, and the National Ground Intelligence Center for the U.S. Army are just a few of the companies that have taken our students as interns. We have an open call to organizations that are in need of engineering services. You will have the opportunity to serve God as well as receive experience putting your engineering talents to work.
Accreditation provides value to your degree. Companies and organizations looking at your resume will know that your degree has met certain engineering industry standards. Our mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET*.
*ABET accredits postsecondary degree-granting programs housed within regionally accredited institutions. They accredit programs only, not degrees, departments, colleges, or institutions.
What Will You Learn in Our Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Program?
Liberty University saw a need for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and created a program that equips students with the professional and technical skills they need to be an asset in the field of mechanical engineering. Throughout this degree, you will learn the basic skills of engineering including risk analysis as well as how to calculate certainty and uncertainty into a production plan.
As a mechanical engineer, you will be working with a number of different materials in the manufacturing process. We will teach you about the various properties, strengths and weaknesses and even smart properties of these materials. One of the courses you take will teach you how to develop and program computer-controlled machines to carry out certain tasks. You will learn about how to use sensors and motion transmission controllers to get machines to function the way you want.
Download and review our Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree Completion Plan.
ENGI 220 – Engineering Economy
Introduction to the principles of time value of money, analysis of investments, break-even concepts, risk analysis, alternatives analysis, tax implications, certainty, and uncertainty.
ENGM 310 – Materials Engineering
- A study of the atomic and molecular structure of materials and the effects on their various properties and applications. It provides understanding of how the microstructure composition of materials can be tailored to desired mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, and even smart properties.
- Emphasis is placed on the four most common categories of engineering materials: metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. It also provides a survey on the abundance, selection, design, manufacturing, and designation of engineering materials.
ENGR 313 – Mechatronics
- An introductory study of the fundamental principles and technologies found in modern computer-controlled machines and processes, or mechatronics systems.
- Students learn about the four main components of a mechatronic system: sensors, actuators, motion transmission mechanisms, and controllers. Students are expected to design and build a mechatronic system.
ENGR 381 – Engineering Design Introduction
Introduction to the design process. Topics include system engineering, team dynamics, design specifications, conceptual design, scheduling, developing a business plan, market survey, and budgeting.
Highlights of Our Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Program
- Our computer, electrical, industrial & systems, and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This means you can be sure your degree will be well respected in the engineering field.
- Over the past 8 years, Liberty University students have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam at an average rate of 89%! In 2020, the national average across mechanical, electrical and computer, and industrial and systems engineering was under 75%.* With pass rates well above national averages, Liberty students are prepared to impact the world for Christ.
- Many classes are associated with a lab. This gives you an opportunity for practical application and better assimilation of the lessons.
- You will have access to the latest technology and a qualified faculty that seek to know you personally and to provide you with opportunities for education, research, and training in a Christ-centered environment.
- You may have the opportunity to intern at a variety of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. This will not only offer you hands-on experience, but many internships are paid, allowing you to offset living costs.
- Liberty University’s Center for Engineering Research & Education (CERE), located in nearby Bedford County, Virginia, promotes research and development of all forms of energy generation, storage, transmission, and through the Center for Advanced Engineering & Research, which is part of the CERE, engineering students at Liberty have the opportunity to observe and assist with research in the state-of-the-art facility.
One of our Mechanical Engineering graduates delivered a research paper at the ASME national conference and was accepted into a PhD program at VCU.
*National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), at FE Exam (viewed online May 11, 2021).
Our Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Information
- 135 total credit hours
- You may Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
- This bachelor’s degree program falls under our School of Engineering
- View our Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree Completion Plan
- Find more information about our bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering program in our course catalog
Career Opportunities for Our Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering Graduates
- Quality Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Reliability Engineer
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission through Fall 2022 acceptance)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.