Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers combine creativity and ingenuity to solve some of society’s toughest problems, as well as bring ideas to life. They design and build machines and the devices that power them, and are involved throughout the product development and manufacturing processes, from concept and design to installation and implementation.

Why Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Tech?

Lawrence Technological University has been educating successful engineers for nearly 80 years, and provides students with the tools and knowledge they need to become the minds behind tomorrow’s great inventions. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Lawrence Tech is built around a core curriculum in manufacturing, mechanical systems, and thermal science. Students learn how products are designed, manufactured, and tested, as well as the basics of mechanisms and structures, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and energy conversion. Since many consumer products are electromechanical in nature, a mechatronics sequence is also included.

The curriculum emphasizes the development of strong analytic and problem-solving skills, while the Lawrence Tech focus on combining theory and practice means that the principles taught in the classroom are enhanced by many hands-on labs and real-world applications in courses taught by faculty with extensive industrial experience.

Like the field itself, the Mechanical Engineering program at Lawrence Tech offers a variety of opportunities. You can choose from six concentrations: alternative energy, automotive, manufacturing, nanotechnology, solid mechanics, and thermal fluids, and can further augment your preparation by pursuing minors in aeronautical engineering or energy engineering.


Design and Entrepreneurial curriculum

Zippia Mechanical Engineering
Ranked #4 in
"Best Colleges for Mechanical Engineering Majors in Michigan"

The best thing about my Lawrence Tech education was the ability to take everything from the classroom and put it all together at work. Class sizes are just right and the hands-on faculty is outstanding.

Doug Callahan, BSME’93, Engineering Manager, MPC

Mechanical Engineering program

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1103 College Composition 3
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
EGE 1001 Fundamentals of Engr. Design Projects 1
EME 2012 Mechanical Engineering Graphics 2
   TOTAL 14

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
EGE 1023 Engineering Materials 1 3
EME 1011 Foundations of Mechanical Engr. 1
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
EGE 2013 Statics 3
EGE 2123 Entrepreneurial Engr. Design Studio 3
EME 2011 Materials Laboratory 1
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
   TOTAL 18

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 3013 Mechanics of Materials 3
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
MCS 3403 Probability and Statistics 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Exp. 3
EGE 1102 Eng. Computer Application Lab 2
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 3043 Dynamics 3
EEE 2123 Circuits and Electronics 3
EGE 3003 Thermodynamics 3
MCS 3863 Linear Algebra 3
EME 3023 Manufacturing Processes 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
EGE 3022 Leadership & Prof. Develop. For Eng. 2
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 3112 Intro. to Projects 2
EME 3653 Measurement Systems 3
EME 3123 Fluid Mechanics 3
EME 3133 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines 3
EME 4003 Design of Machine Elements 3
EME 3033 Engineering Numerical Methods 3
EGE 3012 Engineering Cost Analysis 2
   TOTAL 19

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 4212
EME 4312
Competition Projects 1 or
Indus. Sponsored Proj. A
EME 4402 Mechanics Laboratory 2
EME 4013 Heat Transfer 3
EME 4654 Mechatronics 4
EME/MRE 4/5XX3* Technical Elective* or Co-Op Credits 3
EME/MRE 4/5XX3* Technical Elective* (see list) 3
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EME 4221
EME 4321
Competition Projects 2 or
Indus. Sponsored Proj. B
EME 4412 Thermal Science Lab 2
EME/MRE 4/5XX3* Technical Elective* (see list) 3
EME/MRE 4/5XX3* Technical Elective* (see list) 3
LLT/SSC/PSY 3/4XX3 Jr/Sr Humanities Elective 3
   TOTAL 12

*A list of approved elective courses is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. *All students can select 4XX3 courses from EME, EEE, MCS, or MRE for their electives. Only those students maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA may select 5XX3 courses from EME, EEE, MCS, or MRE for their electives.

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Internships + Co-Ops

True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, Mechanical Engineering students are encouraged to take part in internships or cooperative education (co-op). This opportunity provides hands-on, practical engineering experience that is a distinct advantage when approaching future employers.

Check out some of our students had to say about their experiences with Internships and Co-Ops.

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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