Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines; the role of the mechanical engineer is expanding well beyond the traditional automotive and manufacturing industries. 

Our alums are in high demand by first-class employers around the country. While pursuing your mechanical engineering degree, you will gain hands-on experience through design courses, laboratory instruction and research opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to join many top-ranked design teams, like Miner Racing and the Human Powered Vehicle team.  

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Degree Information

As an incoming student, you'll work toward completing common freshman year courses while acquiring information to help you determine a major and career. During the first two or three semesters on campus, you will take a set of courses that are required by all engineering departments. After successfully completing the common freshmen year academic requirements, you'll formally apply for admission to the mechanical and aerospace engineering department. Admission is nearly automatic if you've completed these requirements.

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As a student pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, you can acquire an emphasis in manufacturing processes by following requirements listed in the course catalog.

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As an incoming student, you'll work toward completing common freshman year courses while acquiring information to help you determine a major and career. During the first two or three semesters on campus, you will take a set of courses that are required by all engineering departments. After successfully completing the common freshmen year academic requirements, you'll formally apply for admission to the mechanical and aerospace engineering department. Admission is nearly automatic if you've completed these requirements and the MAE admission requirements.

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The following guidelines are used in evaluating applications for admission to the ME and AE degree programs.

  1. Not currently on probation or deficiency status. 
  2. Completed all required courses in the common Freshman Engineering program, including a grade of C or better in Math 1214, Math 1215, Phys 1135, and Chem 1310. 
  3. A cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5. The cumulative GPA includes both S&T and transfer courses. It includes any GPA adjustment from the grade replacement policy. 
  4. UM cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5. The UM cumulative GPA includes courses taken at any of the University of Missouri campuses. It includes all grades for any repeated courses, with no GPA adjustment from the campus Repeat Course GPA Adjustment policy. 
  5. A cumulative Math and Science GPA ≥ 2.25. The cumulative Math and Science GPA includes all courses listed below that have been completed at the time of application to the ME or AE program. It includes all grades for any repeated courses, with no GPA adjustment from the campus Repeat Course GPA Adjustment policy. 

         Math and science courses included in the Math and Science GPA:

         Math 1214, Math1215, Phys 1135, Chem 1310, Math 2222, Math 3304, Phys 2135, ME/AE 2360, ME 2519, AE 2861, CE 2200

Students are allowed to continue taking sophomore level ME or AE courses in order to satisfy the admission requirements and re-apply for admission. However, graduation from the ME or AE program expects official admission to the program before the junior year ME or AE courses begin.

Students not meeting the above standards may request special consideration for unusual circumstances by including a written statement with the application, including motivation for the choice of the degree program and justification for why special consideration is warranted. Consideration of exceptions will be made based on convincing evidence of likelihood of success in the program and availability of space in the program.

The Grad Track Pathway offers early provisional admission to the master’s degree program to exceptional undergraduate students and is designed for these students to earn coursework credit towards their master’s degree while completing their bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. Learn more.

Undergraduate Emphasis Areas

What Students Say About S&T

I loved Missouri S&T’s emphasis on their work to make great engineering programs, like MAE. Making it big in several opportunities such as undergraduate research, professors, and curriculum, it all comes together in a cohesive collection for myself to absorb and apply.

— Daniel Yoon, United States

I have really enjoyed my time as an undergraduate researcher. I work for the department, under the Honeywell project and this has opened a lot of doors for me. The whole experience has been very valuable to my education and career development.

— Ashley Schmid, United States

Your Career in Mechanical Engineering

With a mechanical engineering degree, you are creating the opportunity to work in virtually any industry. 

Mechanical engineers are involved in the creation of almost anything human-made! There are limitless possibilities for exciting careers in impactful fields.

Starting Salary

The average salary for S&T students in the last year was $63,430.

Career Fields

  • Renewable energy
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Manufacturing
  • Bioengineering

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