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Mechanical engineers use theoretical, experimental, and computational skills to design, manufacture, test, and maintain thermal, fluid, and mechanical machines. Mechanical engineering students master the fundamental principles of mathematics, chemistry, and physics as a foundation for study in the three core areas of mechanical engineering: solid mechanics and materials, thermal and fluid, dynamics and controls.

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by ABET.

General inquiries about the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program may be directed toward the Mechanical Engineering Director, Gang Xu, Ph.D



The ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for productive careers in mechanical engineering and related disciplines. Guided by a dedicated faculty and staff, students learn through a hands-on experience featuring small classes, modern computers, excellent lab facilities, and the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research.

Degree Sheet

Mechanical Engineering Flow-Chart


Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from the program.

  1. Graduates of UCO’s Mechanical Engineering program practice mechanical engineering excellence in industrial, government, or service fields.
  2. Graduates of UCO’s Mechanical Engineering program participate as members and project leaders on multidisciplinary teams in diverse workplaces and communities.
  3. Graduates of UCO’s Mechanical Engineering program pursue advanced education, research, and development in engineering, scientific, or health related fields.

Mapping of Student Outcomes (SO) to Program Educational Objectives (PEO) for Mechanical Engineering program



Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering career opportunities include: 

  • Research and development
  • Design
  • Production
  • Operations
  • Management
  • Teaching
  • Consulting
  • Sales and marketing
  • Law
  • Manufacturing

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Incoming freshmen are eligible for a variety of scholarships within the General Academic Scholarship Program. There are multiple scholarships specific to the College of Mathematics and Science.

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Meet the Faculty

Learn more about Department of Engineering faculty.