Prepare yourself for a future engineering career with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southern New Hampshire University. Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, and SNHU's program will ensure that you gain the design, analysis, development, and manufacturing knowledge that you need to succeed in a variety of different fields.
You'll gain a thorough understanding of mechanical systems, and be prepared to enter the engineering field in the areas of advanced materials, robotics, thermal-fluid systems, power and energy systems, propulsion systems, manufacturing, and more.
SNHU has modelled its engineering programs in accordance with the international CDIO initiative, "an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers that stresses engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating real-world systems and products." CDIO is a prominent engineering educational philosophy and is intended to achieve a fine balance between project-based, hands-on learning and traditional, theory-based engineering education. No matter your interest, the program will help you develop the necessary skills to begin your chosen career.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Robotics: Explores the future of robotics across a wide range of applications. Within this concentration, you will study both mobile and industrial robots, with opportunities for hands-on experience. You will also study ways to integrate, research, and implement robotics-related projects, with topics including advanced gripper mechanisms, control algorithms, humanoid robots, warehouse robots, and mobile robots.
Telecommunications: Examines the theory and design of telecommunications, including digital communication systems. Topics covered include principles of information theory, digital signals and digital channels, digital modulation, continuous and discrete systems, time system theory, difference and differential equations of systems, sampling theory, digital filtering, and more. You will also understand the principles of photonics, with a focus on lasers, optical fibers, and solid-state detectors.
Unmanned Aerial Systems: Focuses on understanding and designing unmanned aerial systems. This concentration will convey the fundamentals of systems engineering and unmanned aerial systems, as well as how they can be applied to the development of complex systems as applied in the aeronautics industry. You will learn how systems engineering differs from standard engineering as you study the conceptual design of unmanned aerial systems. The concentration includes a UAS design project with UAV mission sets.
At SNHU, you'll have plenty of opportunities to put engineering theory into practice. SNHU's faculty and staff will work to provide you with experiential learning opportunities, and help you to find jobs and internships that allow you to get real, hands-on experience in the field. At SNHU, we are dedicated to providing you with the support and guidance that you need to find the education and career path that is right for you.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in Mechanical Engineering at SNHU include:
Graduates from SNHU’s Mechanical Engineering program will have a thorough understanding of both the technical and economic issues faced by engineers and engineering projects. Students will be well prepared to enter the engineering field in an entry-level position, but will also have a firm grasp on the skills necessary to succeed at all levels.
SNHU embraces a multidisciplinary approach to education, and encourages opportunities for students to gain new skills and perspective by working with students in other disciplines, such as aeronautical engineering or electrical and computer engineering. Engineering is a field that spans many industries, and SNHU is committed to giving students the resources they need to prepare to enter any of them.
Upon completion of the Mechanical Engineering program at SNHU, graduates should possess:
SNHU's bachelor's in mechanical engineering program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 123
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Student and graduates data can be found below.
*All concentrations associated with the program are also accredited through ABET.
Program Enrollments (Fall 2019)
Mechanical Engineering (BS): 91
Graduates (Academic Year 2018-2019)
Mechanical Engineering (BS): 9