Saint Louis University

Major in Mechanical Engineering

Offered by the Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology

There is also an accelerated B.S. to M.S. option available.

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate mechanical engineering degree.

Saint Louis University Mechanical Engineering Degree Overview 

Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology prepares you for careers in fields of mechanical engineering that involve product development and manufacturing.

Mechanical engineering students at SLU's Parks College have access to state-of-the-art computer laboratories. Advanced software such as CREO, MATHCAD, MATLAB, STK, SC/Tetra CFD, CES Material Selector and Abaqus are available for design, modeling, simulation and analysis. You'll be trained in computer-aided manufacturing using a number of rapid prototype machines and a high-speed machining center. And SLU's fluid, thermal, material, mechatronics and structural testing equipment provide you with an excellent opportunity to integrate theory with real-world applications.

If you choose to major in mechanical engineering at SLU, you'll have the chance to participate in national and international competitions and activities organized by ASME, SAE International, NASA and RoboGames, and to be involved in the activities of student chapters of ASME, SAE and the Society of Women Engineers. You'll also be exposed to entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset throughout SLU's mechanical engineering curriculum and extracurricular opportunities, such as the interdesiciplinary Weekly Innovation Challenge.

In addition to the University's general admission and graduation requirements, engineering programs at Parks College have additional academic requirements. (Please see the fact sheet on this program for additional details.)

What You'll Learn in SLU's Mechanical Engineering Program

SLU's mechanical engineering program starts with a solid foundation in the fundamental engineering sciences and progresses toward mechanical engineering courses. You'll also have the chance to take technical electives in the broader areas of structures, thermal and fluids, and design.

Two capstone design courses during your senior year provide greater depth in mechanical engineering, as you learn about the importance of design decisions not only on products but on society as a whole.

Mechanical engineering students at SLU have access to funded undergraduate and graduate research opportunities with faculty members of the department. Funded research grants from private industries and federal government research laboratories are also available for qualified students.

What Can You Do With a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from SLU?

Students who graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering from Saint Louis University are prepared to become professional mechanical engineers. Graduates with a degree in mechanical engineering from SLU's Parks College work at Boeing, Nooter/Eriksen, General Electric, General Dynamics and NASA, among other employers.

Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.  

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