Mechanical Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Overview
Mechanical engineers are curious about how things work. They are creative problem solvers who design, develop and improve products we use every day. If you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives, this is a great career.
Mechanical engineering is the broadest field of engineering. It touches every other branch. Mechanical engineers design everything from prosthetic limbs and cancer treatments to cutting-edge, alternative energy systems like offshore wind turbines.
The University of Toledo has one of the best engineering schools in the country. Our accredited programs focus on hands-on learning and practical experience.
Thanks to our unique, mandatory co-op program, mechanical engineering students graduate with a year of real-work experience and often with full-time job offers.
Mechanical Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Mandatory, paid co-ops. Students spend three semesters as paid interns and often get job offers from their employers.
- Cutting-edge facilities. Work with the latest equipment in laboratories and workshops located within our multimillion dollar, multi-building engineering complex. You’ll have access to advanced mechanic and thermal science measurement equipment; state-of-the-art, computer-aided design software; and robotic control systems.
- Hands-on learning. UToledo mechanical engineering students get the real-world design experience they need to be competitive in the job market through:
- Freshman design projects. Students work in teams to create a business plan and prototype using a 3D printer. This is great training for future entrepreneurs.
- Senior design capstone course. Design and create a functional prototype to solve a problem for a real client.
- Lab research
- Formula SAE Car Team, which competes nationally
- Rigorous, ABET-accredited, mechanical engineering curriculum.
- Faculty with diverse backgrounds. Our faculty members have professional and research experience with NASA, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Co., Chrysler, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Air Force.
- Comprehensive course offerings. UToledo offers a wide array of engineering majors. This allows undergraduates to take courses in other areas of interest. Many mechanical engineering majors also minor in business administration, entrepreneurship, chemistry, biology, mathematics and more.
98% of UToledo mechanical engineering graduates accept a job offer or enter graduate school within six months of graduation.
Many work as process or design engineers in such fields as:
Alumni have been hired by Fortune 500 companies, including:
|Walt Disney Company||NASA|
|Ford Motor Company||Budwesier|
|General Motors Co.||Owens-Illinois, Inc.|
|Toyota Motor Corporation||Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.|
|Honda Motor Co.||Owens Corning|
Our students have been accepted into graduate programs at:
|University of Michigan||John Hopkins University|
|Ohio State University||Georgia Institute of Technology|
Mechanical Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree Plan of Study
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Engineering Economics
- Mechanical Design
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Internship Opportunities for Mechanical Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree
The University of Toledo is one of eight programs in the U.S. to require co-op experiences for all engineering undergraduates. We have an entire staff at our Career Development Center dedicated to helping students find co-ops and hone their professional skills for interviews. Students spend three semesters in the field. They have been placed in 40 states and 34 countries.
UT engineering students solve real-world problems
A team of UToledo mechanical engineering students wins grant money to develop an idea on turning food waste to energy.
Lex Potter, a double amputee, wanted a way to move through the water more easily when he went scuba diving. A team of UT engineering students came to the rescue.
Mechanical Engineering (4 ½-year) Bachelor's Degree4 ½-year program
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Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME)
College of Engineering