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Engineering the Future.

Mechanical Engineering transforms dreams to reality by applying engineering, physics, mathematics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.

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Why Mechanical Engineering at WKU?

Western Kentucky University's Mechanical Engineering program offers small class sizes with an emphasis on applied research opportunities. Our project-based curriculum allows students to work on real-world problems while gaining the practical skills they will use in their careers.

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WKU Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

WKU Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of completing the Mechanical Engineering Program a graduate will:

  1. Either be contributing to their region’s economic development through employment in mechanical engineering or related professions, or pursuing advanced credentials
  2. Occupy leadership roles in their profession, or in their communities, as their career develops
  3. Demonstrate professionalism on diverse teams across a range of varied responsibilities
  4. Be proactive in their professional development and engage in the continuing education needed to maintain and enhance their career

WKU Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering graduates have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to 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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to 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.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Bachelor of Science
in Mechanical Engineering

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SEAS Faculty & Staff

Morteza Nurcheshmeh, PhD
Morteza Nurcheshmeh, PhD
- Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Program Coordinator

WKU Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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