Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering: Computer-Aided Design

80 Credits
  • Develop the analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills needed for the computer-aided engineering field
  • Build a strong foundation in the use of computers in science, math and the graphic arts in relationship to mechanical engineering
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The Future of Computer-Aided Design in Mechanical Engineering Degrees

Technology is constantly driving changes and improvements in the engineering industry – and the bachelor of science in mechanical engineering focuses on the modern and traditional methods that have shaped the industry today. Vaughn’s computer-aided design concentration in the mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree program exposes students to the modern technology and current research needed to be successful in the field.

With a solid foundation of the understanding of the use of computers in science, math and the graphic arts in relationship to mechanical engineering, graduates have moved on to become successful professionals in a variety of roles. Are you looking to pursue a career in mechanical engineering and computer-aided design? Vaughn will help you build the analytical, problem-solving and technical skills needed to reach your dream career.

99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
89% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

The mechanical engineering degree was developed with a strong focus on career preparedness for the goal of providing educational and skill-building opportunities that prepare graduates for roles in their fields upon graduation.

Is this a field that interests you? When you pursue the computer-aided design (CAD) mechanical engineering program, you will be exposed to the fundamentals of engineering with an emphasis on 3D graphics using computer-aided three-dimensional interactive application (CATIA) and solid edge for the design and analysis of structures. The skills and knowledge you learn in these courses will all be applicable to real-life careers and roles in computer-aided engineering.

CAREERS

The modern skills learned during the mechanical engineering degree have helped many Vaughn graduates attain successful engineering careers. Your ability to design components or processes of a mechanical system and lead a team in the development of new technology, will lead you to a futureproof career in mechanical engineering.

Graduates of the mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree program who have concentrated in computer-aided design technology have become successful design engineers, manufacturing design engineers and other computer design-related specialists in various fields. Vaughn’s extensive network has allowed students to pursue both internships and full-time jobs pre-and-post-graduation.

JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:

  • Cyient
  • General Electric
  • High Rise Fire Security Corporation
  • Newport News Shipbuilding

A SAMPLE OF VAUGHN INTERNSHIPS:

  • AMERICAN DYNAMICS
  • ATLAS AIR
  • DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM
  • EGYPTAIR
  • FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
  • FAA (ENTERPRISE DATA AND MESSAGING ENGINEERING TEAM)
  • FAA (TECH CENTER)
  • FEDERAL EXPRESS
  • FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES (IBM)
  • INTREPID SEA, AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
  • NASA
  • NASA (MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER)
  • NAVAIR (NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND)
  • NBC
  • NYU ENGINEERING SUMMER RESEARCH
  • RASHID PETROLEUM COMPANY
  • SIKORSKY HELICOPTERS
  • TEXTRON AVIATION
  • UNITED AIRLINES
  • VENTURE AEROBEARINGS
  • WATERTOWN AIRPORT

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*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 304 graduates in 2019. 168 reported an outcome for a 55% response rate. The 2019 graduate class includes September 2018, December 2018 and May 2019 graduates.