Mechanical Concentration

Mechanical Engineering is one of the most diverse engineering disciplines dealing with design, development and manufacturing of every kind of vehicle, power system and machine.

Mechanical engineers design products that affect virtually every area of your life, including the following:

  • Automobiles, planes, tractors and All-Terrain Vehicles.
  • Internal combustion, gas turbine and jet engines,
  • Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems,
  • Robots, hydraulic & pneumatic systems and manufacturing equipment.

Interesting Classes You'll Take

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Machine Design

To learn more about course requirements, view thesuggested course sequence.

Project Highlights

As a senior design team, Frontier Wheelchairs has partnered with Hope Haven International in Antigua, Guatemala, to improve wheelchair designs to serve the needs of wheelchair users.

Led by Norman Reese, the project allows students to go through the whole engineering design process, from interacting with the "customer" and developing design concepts, to getting hands-on experience building their own wheelchair.

Learn more about LETU's Senior Design Projects...

The SAE Mini Baja Project is an international, collegiate competition that requires students design, build, and race an off-road vehicle. SAE gives specific guidelines that each team must follow in order to compete.

Competition results are based on the design, cost, and performance of each vehicle. Teams are entirely student based with the exception of a faculty advisor.

Learn more about LETU's Senior Design Projects...

What can you do with this degree?

With a degree in engineering, mechanical concentration, graduates may choose from a number of industry career options.

A few possible career choices include:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Processes Engineer

How do I prepare?

The program is designed to be completed in a four year period by students who have already completed the following list of courses. However, if you haven't taken all of these courses by the time you graduate high school, you may make up the necessary courses during your freshman year at LETU.

  • Four years of high school English
  • Two years of algebra
  • One year of geometry
  • One semester of trigonometry
  • One year of science (chemistry or physics)

Both physics and chemistry are desired. Students who transfer from another college or university should understand that there are sequences of courses in the curriculum, up to six semesters in length, which build on one another.

Explore Lab Space

Learn more about the lab space and facilities available to Engineering, Mechanical Concentration students:

Mechanical Engineering Facilities

From an Alum

Ian Reed (2013 Graduate)

Design & Manufacurability Engineer

"I felt a sort of mini-euphoria the first time we launched a rocket that I had helped put together. It was amazing to know the work I had done in the previous months were pieces of the puzzle that ended up with a satellite high above the earth in geosynchronous orbit." Learn more...