About Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University is committed to preparing its graduates for productive and professional careers in mechanical engineering. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.).

Enrollment and Graduation Rates:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

Year Enrollment 
(Fall census)
Degrees Conferred 
(7/01 - 6/30)
2012-13 646 97 
2013-14 738 105 
2014-15 792 121
2015-16 788 134
2016-17 729 133


The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


The profession of mechanical engineering focuses on motion and the forces and energy associated with motion. It encompasses the design and analysis of machines and processes to meet the expanding needs of a changing, technological and energy-based society. Applications within the profession are diverse; consequently, mechanical engineers may find positions in many specialties. ME graduates from Tennessee Tech may find employment in transportation industries, consulting firms, governmental agencies and laboratories, manufacturing facilities, power-production industries, process industries, universities and others.

The undergraduate curriculum is broad in scope and strongly based in the fundamentals essential for professional practice, life-long learning, and advanced study at the graduate level. Design is a unique element of the profession; therefore, the design experience is developed and integrated throughout the curriculum.

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