Mechanical Engineering at JBU

Apply science and technology to the service of God and humanity

At JBU, you will trained as a highly capable engineer and a disciple of Christ. With an emphasis on design and the support of your professors, you will graduate prepared and confident to begin an entry-level engineering position, pursue graduate studies or contribute as a Christian technical missionary.

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Get the technical knowledge and hands-on experience you need

At JBU, you will earn a strong background in robotics, machine design, 3D computer-aided drafting and computational modeling. You'll learn skills in physical mechanics such as propulsion, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and strength of materials.

Develop the "soft-skills" employers are looking for

Employers look for graduates who not only have technical knowledge, but have learned to collaborate with others, communicate effectively and discover innovative solutions for problems. At JBU you'll learn these skills throughout your studies.

Land a great job

Demand for mechanical engineers is high and generally remains stable, even in an unstable economy. Mechanical engineers have a median salary of $88,430. For more career outlook information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Design Emphasis

At JBU, the engineering design experience starts in the first year, develops with more extensive technical content through the sophomore and junior years, and culminates with the two-semester senior design project. The scheme for the lower-level design courses is to introduce design methodology using small design projects that prepare the student to clearly define the problem, identify the constraints and criteria, and establish the requirements for the design. By the third year, the student will have developed the technical background to work out significant engineering design problems. The junior-level design lab provides an opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team and produce both oral and written presentations.

Fourth-year experiences include those in electronic design, machine design, and fluid system design, as well as the capstone design project. The capstone project approaches a real-world situation and provides an intense experience for engineering students. The projects must be finished and satisfy stated objectives determined by active negotiation with the engineering faculty and the industry sponsors.

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Accreditation & Enrollment Data

The legacy B.S. Engineering degree (not available for new student enrollment) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. JBU will seek ABET accreditation for the new B.S. Electrical Engineering and B.S. Mechanical Engineering degrees at the earliest possible date after our first B.S.E.E. and B.S.M.E. students graduate (anticipated in May of 2020). To learn why choosing an accredited program is key, visit the ABET website.

In compliance with ABET Accreditation Public Release Requirements, the links below include program educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment and graduate rates: