Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and develop the skills to conceptualize the next generation of engines, instruments, robots and vehicles. Position yourself to design the advanced machinery of the 21st century in the oldest of engineering disciplines. The types of problems mechanical engineers could work on include

  • adapting machines and mechanical systems to use renewable energy;
  • affecting digital technology and the life sciences through nanotechnology; 
  • designing power grids, hydraulic pumps, automated manufacturing systems; and more. 

Becoming a mechanical engineer requires the skill to model a mechanical design concept graphically, mathematically and in three dimensions. In addition, mechanical engineers must be able to predict how the mechanism will use/convert energy and perform under stress. Consequently, through the 128-credit hour curriculum, Mechanical Engineering BS majors study

  • forces in static and dynamic systems,
  • mechanics of solids and fluids,
  • principles of thermodynamics,
  • processes of heat and energy conversion, and
  • properties of materials.

You must also study rigorous mathematics for the Mechanical Engineering BS, through differential equations and engineering statistics. Moreover, you will develop competency in producing engineering graphics and using computer-aided design (CAD) techniques.

Mechanical engineering students collaborating in class

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $22,464.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,816.00 per year

Laptop Requirement

The College of Engineering requires that students own a laptop for their engineering coursework by their junior year of study. Learn more about the hardware recommendation.

Related Graduate Degrees

+1 Accelerated Degree Programs

The College of Engineering also offers accelerated +1 degree Bachelor-Master programs. Qualifying students earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in one five-year course of study, instead of the usual six years.

Mechanical Engineering undergraduate majors can earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in one year. Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate in this program are charged at the undergraduate rate. Learn more about the College of Engineering’s accelerated degree programs.

Our Academic Advisors

Through advising workshops, career coaching, individual appointments and walk-in advising, support services are available to all undergraduate Engineering students. Such services range from academic mentoring, career development, choosing a major, degree planning, learning support and post-graduation planning.

All academic advisors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to answer questions regarding General Education (GenEd), college and major requirements, and university academic policies and procedures. 

Learn more about the Center for Academic Advising and Student Affairs.


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