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Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering major is a combination of two course stems. In the thermal/fluids stem, students study fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics. In the materials/mechanical systems stem, students study engineering materials, manufacturing processes, control systems and machine design. With these two foundational components, students are prepared to enter a variety of industries as mechanical engineers. Students can also add a variety of electives to develop their specialized area of interest. Available courses include:

  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Thermodynamics
  • Natural Composites
  • Elasticity
  • Aircraft Structure Analysis

Mechanical Engineer majors can expect to find job opportunities in a number of positions and industries including aerospace, architecture, oil and gas, and many others. A number of students also continue their education in the engineering field, both at Baylor and other schools.

The Engineering program offers a unique study abroad opportunity, the i5 Program (Immersion Into International Interdisciplinary Innovation). The program is designed to help students develop science and technology insight, business savvy and global cultural competence through real-world business, engineering, and computer science experiences. Students spend five weeks in China and earn six credit hours.

Baylor offers three residential colleges for students wishing to live and invest in a community of students with similar interests. Among these is the Teal Residential College for Engineering and Computer Science located in the East Village residential area.

For more information: Mechanical Engineering

Students in this program begin as a pre-major. Learn more about pre-majors.


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