Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering

133 Credits
  • Build a strong foundation in mechanical engineering analysis and design
  • Hands-on skill-building in analytical, computational and experimental methods of mechanical engineering
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Mechanical Engineering is a Futureproof Field

Vaughn’s mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree program provides students with a strong foundation in engineering analysis and design. In addition, students will have the hands-on opportunity to learn analytical, computational and experimental methods of mechanical engineering, which are in high demand in the industry today.

The mechanical engineering program introduces students to the reliability and safety analysis of mechanical engineering. The strong focus on the design process in the curriculum is to train well-qualified graduates who will be ready for positions in a variety of engineering industries. The mechanical engineering curriculum includes training in mechanical computer-aided engineering (such as computer-aided 3D interactive application), Patran Nastran, engineering analysis utilizing MATLAB and finite element analysis.

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 bachelor’s degree program provides students with a strong foundation in engineering mechanics, mathematics, computer-aided design and the base fundamentals that have created and evolved engineering as a whole. Graduates will have the knowledge and tools to design and evaluate various situations and take analytical and experimental methods to evaluate different solutions.

Our courses are constantly evolving to adapt to the ever-changing industry, setting up students for successful engineering careers. Courses cover a wide range of topics which include rectilinear, curvilinear and dynamic motion. In addition, students learn about the kinetics of rigid bodies, plane motion of rigid bodies, mechanical vibration and linear motion, and the conservation of energy impact and momentum. Our courses in the fundamentals of thermodynamics includes system concepts, the state of equilibrium and processes’ properties. Our courses in the laws of thermodynamics―including the zeroth, first and second laws―set students apart when they are ready to apply for jobs.

Sample Classes
  • Elements of Machine Design
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Mechanical Vibration
  • Thermodynamics
  • Capstone Degree Project

CAREERS

Many Vaughn graduates have had successful engineering careers using the education, tools and resources they have gained on campus. Mechanical engineering is one of the highest demand disciplines in the industry. The rapid pace of technological change increases the demand for mechanical engineers who have the mindset to adapt to these changes.

Mechanical engineers are hired in a variety of fields and cover a wide range of tasks and responsibilities. Each year, we see graduates pursue successful engineering careers in applications, quality assurance, electrical controls, mechanical design, HVAC, control systems, structural, and mechanical engineers.

50% increase in students participating in internships since 2009
70% of Vaughn students get paid internships††
More than 164 companies have recruited on campus last year

JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:

  • AAR Corp
  • Alken Industries
  • Atlas Air, Inc.
  • BH Aircraft
  • Butler Aerospace & Defense
  • CPI Aerostructures
  • Cyient
  • DataForm Software, Inc.
  • Fastner Dimensions
  • GE Renewable Energy
  • L3Harris Technologies (formerly Harris Corporation)
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Kingston Lock
  • Kwangjin America
  • Leonardo
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lyngsoe Systems
  • Magellan Aerospace
  • Mantrac Egypt
  • MYT Works
  • Pall Corporation
  • PANYNJ
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • RCM Technologies
  • Safeway Fire and Protection
  • Triple H Company
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

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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†† A reported 75 percent of student internships for the 2014-2015 academic year were paid (42 paid internships out of 56 reported).
*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.