Math and science are your strengths and your interests include materials, design, robotics, high performance vehicles, manufacturing, and mechanical operations. If the focus of some engineering disciplines seems too limiting given your broad areas of interest, mechanical engineering is a field to which you should give serious consideration.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Embry-Riddle means you’ll have a strong engineering foundation as well as experience with robotics, controls, machine design, and computational modeling.
You’ll be prepared for a wide variety of engineering careers in fields such as aerospace, robotics, energy, automotive, biomedical, and manufacturing. Wherever mechanical systems are in use, there will be a demand for those who can maintain, improve, adapt and redesign those systems, which makes this the broadest field in engineering.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical EngineeringBoth the robotics track and the propulsion track will provide a wide range of experiences in the labs on the Prescott Campus. You’ll spend rewarding time in the Robotics Laboratory, Thermo-Propulsion Laboratory, and Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Laboratories. You will also receive hands-on experience in our Wind Tunnel Lab, High Performance Vehicle Lab, and Electrical Engineering labs.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
At our Daytona Beach Campus, you can opt for a Robotics track, Clean Energy Track, or the High-Performance Vehicle Track, each of which culminates in a two-semester design project. This campus offers unique lab experiences in our Advanced Vehicles Green Garage, Autonomous Vehicles Research Lab, Clean Energy Systems Lab, Composites Lab, and Materials Testing Lab, among others.
Pursuing your Mechanical Engineering degree at ERAU provides access to state-of-the-art labs solely for use in undergraduate education and student-centered research. Plus, you’ll be joining a program that has become one of the top-ranked in the nation in just a very few years.
The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering builds on the success of our highly acclaimed Aerospace Engineering program, so you’ll benefit from the same resources and professional networking opportunities.
You will integrate your knowledge into your robotics, propulsion, or energy capstone design project — or you can choose an aircraft or spacecraft design project in cooperation with your colleagues in the Aerospace Engineering major.
At ERAU, you will have the opportunity to participate in engineering competitions, locally, nationally, and even globally through a number of different professional organizations represented on campus. These include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. There are also organizations and clubs that are dedicated to specific projects, research and engineering related recreational pursuits. Once on campus, you’ll find the organizations that most interest you and best fit your career aspirations.
Because mechanical engineering is the broadest of engineering professions, a degree in this discipline opens a world of opportunity. The demand for mechanical engineers is high and demand typically remains stable — despite fluctuations in the global economy.
Mechanical Engineering graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and companies:
Driven by her passion for motorsports, Paige Sanchez has succeeded in her engineering studies, with a focus on High Performance Vehicles. She makes the most of her time at ERAU by doing things like being president of her sorority, working with Larsen Motorsports, and interning for NASCAR.
Guess where we are headed next? The Drivers’ Meeting! Yupp, that’s right. Definitely one of my favorite parts of this whole experience. It’s crazy standing only a few feet away from world-famous drivers, crew chiefs, owners, and NASCAR executives. How many people can actually say that they got to attend a drivers’ meeting before a race?”
Since graduating from ERAU in 2009, Scott Wray works as an Extra Vehicular Activities (EVA) crew instructor and flight controller for United Space Alliance at Houston’s NASA Johnson Space Center. Wray has trained ERAU alumni and astronauts Nicole Stott and Alvin Drew in Extra Vehicular Activity for missions with the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.
I absolutely love my job and have Embry-Riddle to thank for preparing me for it.
I transferred to Embry-Riddle because of the school's stellar reputation in the industry. Having the opportunity to serve as the lead mechanical engineer during the EcoCar Challenge gave me priceless, hands-on experience not always found at other schools. I've not yet graduated, but already have two great job offers!"