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Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
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.
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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 focused on teaching and mentoring students. Graduates of the program can develop products and processes that make the world a better place while also providing for their families.

The bachelor of science degree program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
"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."

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Highlighted Career Paths

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.
Design Engineer
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 Engineer
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.

Related Majors

Students gain a solid foundation in mathematics, engineering science, solid mechanics, water resources, transportation, and structural and geotechnical engineering.
The physics engineering emphasis focuses on applying physics in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Graduates with this emphasis often pursue a M.S. or Ph.D. in materials science or engineering and are hired to work in a range of rewarding high tech fields.