Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The field of mechanical engineering is one of engineering’s most comprehensive. Mechanical engineers design and supervise the manufacture of many products including medical devices, appliances, electronic gadgets and new battery systems, internal combustion engines and power-using machines like refrigeration and air conditioning. Mechanical engineers also design elevators, escalators and conveyor systems.
At Alvernia, students majoring in engineering are being trained to be fundamentally sound and application-ready. Students can choose to major in electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering. Alvernia’s engineering programs feature a design-forward curriculum. In each of their first two years, engineering majors work in teams to complete a real-world design project mentored by an industry partner or research faculty. Third-year students may participate in a semester- or summer-long industry internship or research experience. Fourth-year students work in interdisciplinary teams to complete a year-long capstone, a real-world project with an industry partner.
The John R. Post School of Engineering houses new labs for undergraduate learning, containing millions of dollars of hands-on, real-world equipment and a continuously expanding maker space. Faculty-taught courses feature small class sizes with athlete-friendly scheduling. Regularly scheduled lunch-and-learn presentations feature local industry members looking for summer interns and full-time employees and research faculty presenting their innovative work.