As a Mechanical Engineering major, you will study and prepare to meet the demand of new and existing high-tech industries by way of design, production, and operation of machinery. The distinctive signature of the program is its strong technical core coupled with the ability to fit either a technical or a non-technical minor into the curricula. You’ll explore the breadth of Syracuse University by complementing your mechanical engineering degree with a minor in business, public policy, fine arts, public communications, and many more. You’ll leave SU prepared to make an impact throughout the complete spectrum of industries, including automotive, industrial machinery, publishing and printing, electrical and thermal power, chemical processing, textile, petroleum, computer and electronic, pharmaceutical, apparel, consumer products, soap and cosmetics, paper and wood products, rubber, and glass.

Sample Courses

  • Space Flight
  • Engineering Computational Tools
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fuel Cell Science and Technology
  • Aircraft Performance and Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Practical Experience

The Mechanical Engineering major offers the flexibility you need to broaden the scope of your education.

  • Pursue experiential learning opportunities through professional, paid work experience in your field and still graduate in four years.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at on- and off-campus institutes and labs, including the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering (CESE) – 22,000 square feet of newly constructed core laboratories and individual faculty laboratories.
  • Join one of over 20 co-curricular organizations like Engineers without Borders and WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering).
  • Complete the five-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBP Program and earn a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through SU Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Mechanical Engineering students can choose from study programs in London, Florence, Madrid, Istanbul, and Strasbourg.

Life after Syracuse University

As a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in Mechanical Engineering, you can explore such careers as:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Engineering and Science Manager
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as Electromagnetics, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Networking and Telecommunications, Nanotechnology, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

Learn more about Mechanical Engineering.