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Civil and Mechanical Engineering Programs

Making improvements that matter—it’s the lifeblood of engineers.

Whether you’re pursuing a path in civil or mechanical engineering, your designs and solutions will have the power to change the world.

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B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering 

Design. Develop. Analyze. Control. Test. It’s all in a day’s work for a mechanical engineer. As one of the oldest engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering plays a vital role in the automotive, biotechnical, computer, electronics, automation, and manufacturing industries. Mechanical engineers take a product from start to finish, and the types of products are nearly endless. From transmissions to engines to control systems to prosthetic devices to printers to wind turbines to fuel cells to robots, you’re sure to find an area of specialty that satisfies your curious and industrious nature. 

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Program Highlights

  • The opportunity to work on teams designing, analyzing, and manufacturing complex engineering systems
  • The ability to solve problems using logical, creative, and innovative approaches
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree


The Mechanical Engineering (BSME) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Criteria.




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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create collaborative and inclusive environments, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed using appropriate learning strategies