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Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.

Mechanical engineers study energy conversion in all of its forms. They integrate the mechanical and thermo-fluid sciences to analyze and solve problems involving power and motion. This enables them to work in cutting edge fields such as sustainable energy, hybrid and electric automotive design, self-driving vehicles, nanotechnology, and biotechnology while also being well prepared to solve today's automation, aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing problems.

Alumni Working in their Field

84% of GVSU mechanical engineering alumni work in their field post-graduation.

Annual Michigan Job Openings

There are approximately 2,351 mechanical engineering job openings in Michigan on an annual basis.

National Job Growth

Mechanical engineering opportunities are projected to grow 5% in the U.S. by 2025.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Students are prepared for engineering careers and leadership roles through programs that integrate academic studies with hands-on learning and paid professional experiences in actual engineering companies. Grand Valley also offers a graduate program in engineering for those who want to expand their knowledge and skills.

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at Grand Valley?

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