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If you’re fascinated by complex technical problems and want an education that provides prestige, excellent employment opportunities, and financial stability, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at UM-Flint is for you.

You’ll gain theoretical knowledge in small courses with an average of just 20 students each, then apply it in our state-of-the-art engineering labs. There, you’ll work alongside other students, UM-Flint professors, industry professionals, and community leaders.

Our internships will provide you with real-world experiences and the chance to form professional relationships with UM-Flint’s vast network of engineering partners.

You’ll have lots of opportunities to share knowledge with your peers in our student chapters of three national engineering organizations:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Our graduates report receiving engineering-related job offers from a wide range of top-tier companies. Consider these examples:

  • Allor Manufacturing
  • Fiat Chrysler
  • General Motors
  • Honeywell Technology Solutions
  • Magna Systems International
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Total Security Solutions
  • ZEISS Industrial Metrology

UM-Flint’s Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Criteria.

How the Program Works

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program starts with prerequisite courses in writing, calculus, differential equations, computer programming, chemistry, physics, and general engineering topics.

It then largely focuses on core courses in subjects like machine design, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, manufacturing processes, and engineering design, among others.

Scholarships for Mechanical Engineering Students

In addition to being eligible for financial assistance through our Office of Financial Aid, you can apply for UM-Flint scholarships that are specifically for mechanical engineering students. They include:

  • James H. and Sara Burnham Memorial Scholarship
  • Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Freeman Computer Science, Engineering, and Physics Scholarship
  • Quamrul Mazumder Engineering Scholarship
  • David G. Zick Scholarship

Engineers create the houses and buildings you’re in, the cars you drive to work every day, and things as simple as the chairs you sit in. It is so impactful…”With engineering, I have the ability to use my passions, creativity, and more of my own skills to better the world.

Samantha Hunsinger
Mechanical Engineering 2022

Academic Advising for Mechanical Engineering Majors

With so many educational options available to you as a UM-Flint mechanical engineering student, it’s a good idea to have a strong relationship with our academic advisors. They can help you choose classes, explore career options, and more.

Dan McCabe is the dedicated advisor for UM-Flint engineering students. You can contact him at [email protected] or schedule an appointment

Career Opportunities in Mechanical Engineering

Job growth for mechanical engineers will be 7 percent through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the average for all occupations. The BLS projects there will be about 20,200 job openings for mechanical engineers each year through 2030. The latest median salary for the profession is $95,300 per year.

More information about careers in mechanical engineering is available from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

$95,300 median annual wage for mechanical engineers

Get Started on Your Engineering Career Today

If you’re passionate about solving complex technical problems, apply to UM-Flint’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program today. If you have questions contact Dan McCabe, the dedicated advisor for UM-Flint engineering students, at [email protected] or 810-762-3051.

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