Bachelor of science degree

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering B.S. degree graduates will be able to apply basic engineering principles to identify and solve problems, and to design, specify the manufacturing of, and evaluate the performance of mechanical systems and processes.

The overall goal of the degree program is to prepare students for success in their immediate and long-term professional careers as engineering practitioners as well as for pursuing graduate and professional studies and lifelong learning. The School of Engineering and Computing offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete a minimum of 131 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.


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Career Opportunities

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • CAD Technician 
  • Nuclear Engineer

Degree Requirements

The School of  Engineering and Computing offers seven majors: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering.

School of Engineering and Computing Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in the Mechanical Engineering program must complete a minimum of 132 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

Engineering and Computing Requirements

Minimum General Education Requirements 36 credits
School Core Requirements 34 credits
Major Requirements 60 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree 132 credits

General Education  Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Mechanical Engineering Courses

All mechanical engineering students must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Materials Science for Engineering Apps
  • Materials Science Laboratory
  • Electrical Circuits I
  • Statics
  • Elementary Mechanics of Materials
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics I
  • Numerical Methods Using MATLAB
  • Thermodynamics II
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics: Theory & Laboratory
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Manufacturing Process: Theory & Lab
  • Mechanical Engineering Seminar
  • Thermal Fluid Systems Design
  • Thermal Science Laboratory
  • Vibrations: Theory & Laboratory
  • Dynamic Modeling & Control of Systems
  • Students must choose one of the following specializations (3 courses):
    • Mechanical Systems and Design
    • Control and Robotic Engineering
    • Sustainable Energy


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