Graduates of the mechanical engineering program are prepared for lifelong learning and rewarding careers in a wide range of companies and organizations. They apply their technical and creative skills to develop solutions for the needs of society.
Do Extraordinary Things
The mechanical engineering program at BYU-Idaho helps students develop the knowledge and skills to do extraordinary things. Students are taught in a wholesome and engaging environment by faculty who are focused on teaching and mentoring students. Graduates of the program are able to develop products and processes that make the world a better place, while also providing for their family.
The bachelor of science degree program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The engineering program and faculty at BYU-Idaho are second to none. I have since attended graduate school at a top university, and no school could have prepared me better. I will forever be grateful to the faculty at BYU-Idaho for the stellar education they have provided me.Zach W.,
Graduates with a degree in Mechanical Engineering have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Highlighted Career Paths
Design engineers develop new products and processes that satisfy specific customer needs and participate in designing, prototyping, analyzing, and testing products before they are released to the market.
Materials engineers are specialized at understanding the properties of various engineering materials and how they can be used in engineering design and in new products.
Mechatronics and Robotics Engineer
Mechatronic or robotics engineers design products that use a programmable controller to move motors or other actuators. These engineers design machinery that can perform specific tasks that are considered to be too repetitive, dangerous, or expensive for human operators to complete alone.
Explore Related Career Paths
All degree related careers can be found in I-Plan, along with related salary information.
Getting Started in Mechanical Engineering
If you want to get a taste for Mechanical Engineering, start with one of the following major-specific courses:
- ME 101—Introduction to Engineering and Technology
- ME 142—Engineering Computation I
- ME 172—Parametric Mechanical CAD
For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.
Interested in this major? Contact Advising to discuss your questions, degree options, and Grad Plan.
Declare as Your Major
The Advising Office can help with degree planning and preparation. To declare your major or minor, plan classes, or find out who your advisor is, visit the Advising homepage.