Mechanical Engineering

Do you want to design smarter, faster and more efficient machines?

Why Kettering?

  • You want to attend a robust program flexible enough to customize with a variety of elective courses , minors and specialties.
  • As a Mechanical Engineering student you be in labs like e-Design and e-Manufacturing Studio, Energy Systems Lab, Crash Safety Center, Advanced Engine Research Lab, DENSO International Dynamic Systems Design Studio and The Center for Fuel Cell Systems and Powertrain.
  • Faculty are researching Energy Systems, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Computational Biomechanics, Automobile body structure design and crash analysis, Tire Mechanics, Noise, Vibration, Water collection and filtration technologies in the developing world, and Mechatronics.



Estimated Salary




Skills Our Alumni Have


  • Continuous Improvement Process
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • New Product Development
  • Failure Mode And Effects Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering


Our Alumni Work Here

Companies in bold also are current Co-op employers with Kettering University.

  • General Motors
  • Stellantis
  • Ford Motor
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • Magna International

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Our Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering will provide the opportunity to learn these skills and more that employers demand today.

It blends the classroom with hands-on experiences with industry partners, making it like no STEM program in the state of Michigan or the nation.

This unique approach consistently earns a spot among the nation’s top-ranked programs by U.S. News & World Report.

The academic portion of the experiential program features small class sizes in the heart of America’s industrial core.

The courses you would take include machine design, dynamics, solid mechanics, engineering materials, CAD/CAM, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, vibrations and controls, systems analysis and associated laboratories.

Many of the courses include a strong laboratory experience, which both enhances students’ learning and hones their abilities to apply technology effectively in the workplace. The program features large and well-equipped laboratories in experimental mechanics, CAD/CAM, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, engines, vibrations, instrumentation, fuel cells, crash safety, renewable energy and automotive emissions.

In the hands-on, Co-op program, you will have much more than an internship. You will work with an industry partner, government agencies or contractors where you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom and gain high-demand, professional skills. And many of our students participate in one of the University’s several Society of Automotive Engineering competition teams including Mini Baja, Formula One, Clean Snowmobile, Aerodesign and AutoDrive.

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http:// Enrollment in the program is the largest on campus, with more than 1,000 undergraduates, with nearly 200 earning a BSME each year. Each graduate will have attained a rigorous list of skills and abilities preparing them for careers in many related fields.

Mechanical engineers design, develop, build and test mechanical systems, dynamic systems, and energy systems, including small individual parts and devices (e.g., microscale sensors) to large systems (e.g., spacecraft). Perhaps the one skill that is the mechanical engineer’s exclusive domain is the ability to analyze and design objects and systems with motion.

Median pay was $88,430 in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job outlook for mechanical engineers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

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