Increase Production Efficiency with a Mechanical Engineering Degree
Do you find yourself taking things apart and putting them back together? Do you find it interesting how lasers work or how a fuel injector works? With a degree in mechanical engineering at Liberty University, you can explore how and why things work while learning how to create with care and excellence. Become a professional in your field and turn knowledge into wisdom as you apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom to cutting-edge projects.
At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank as Niche.com’s #4 college campus in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering?
Our mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree seeks to help provide 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.
By studying mechanical engineering, you can learn how to design and build for general-purpose machinery manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, and management of other companies and testing laboratories – all within the context of a Christian worldview.
This program will focus on developing hands-on, practical, and technical skills using both lecture and lab environments. Your assignments are designed to simulate real-life scenarios because we believe that having experience is imperative to your pursuit of jobs with a mechanical engineering degree.
Our curriculum seeks to 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. We desire to equip you to use engineering methodology to develop machines and other products to make processes more efficient.
In addition to offering hands-on training in the classroom, we’ve partnered with a number of companies that provide the opportunity to complete 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. Our students have worked for companies like:
- Georgia Pacific
- National Ground Intelligence Center
You can have the opportunity to serve God and use your engineering talents to impact industrial, environmental, and societal contexts for Christ.
Our mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).* Accreditation adds value to your degree. Companies and organizations looking at your résumé will know that your degree has met certain engineering industry standards.
*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?
Our faculty know that in order to Train Champions for Christ, there needs to be a precedent of excellence – a training ground that strives to help develop you in your God-given gifts and abilities. Liberty seeks to foster the professional and technical skills you need to be an asset in the field of mechanical engineering. Throughout this Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree, you’ll take engaging courses that cover topics like mechanical design, water flow, dynamic systems, heat transfer, statics, and thermodynamics.
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 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, and review our featured courses below for more information about what you’ll be studying!
ENGI 220 – Engineering Economy
You will be taught the time value of money, analysis of investments, break-even concepts, risk analysis, alternatives analysis, tax implications, certainty, and uncertainty.
ENGM 310 – Materials Engineering
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Atomic and molecular effects, properties, and applications
- Atomic and molecular structure of materials
- Discussion of metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites
- How to tailor microstructure composition of materials to desired mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, and smart properties
- Survey of the abundance, selection, design, manufacturing, and designation of engineering materials
ENGR 313 – Mechatronics
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- In this course, an introductory study of the fundamental principles and technologies found in modern computer-controlled machines and processes is taught.
- You will learn the 4 main components of a mechatronic system: sensors, actuators, motion transmission mechanisms, and controllers. You will be expected to design and build a mechatronic system.
ENGR 381 – Engineering Design Introduction
This course will contain an introduction to the design process. Topics that will be discussed 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 confident you are earning a world-class engineering degree.
- 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 70%.* 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 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. In addition to offering you hands-on experience, many internships are paid – allowing you to offset living costs.
- Liberty University’s Center for Engineering Research & Education (CERE), located in nearby Bedford County, VA, promotes research and development of all forms of energy generation, storage, transmission. Through the Center for Advanced Engineering & Research, engineering students at Liberty have the opportunity to observe and assist with research in this state-of-the-art facility.
Our students actively engage in research – even at the national level.
*National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), at FE Exam (viewed online February 21, 2022).
Our Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Information
- 135 total credit hours
- 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
- Component engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Product engineer
- Quality 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 2023 acceptance)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.