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Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BS) program objective is to help students develop a broad foundation in fundamental engineering principles and liberal arts together with the depth of disciplinary knowledge needed to succeed in a career in mechanical engineering or related field including a wide variety of advanced technological and management careers. The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Mechanical Engineering:

    Safety Engineering
    Internal Combustion Engines
    Automotive Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
    Fasteners and Bolted Joints
    Polymer Materials and Processes
    Engineering Cost Analysis
    Mechanical Engineering Graphics
    Introduction to Engineering Projects
    Mechanics of Materials
    Manufacturing Processes
    Fluid Mechanics
    Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines
    Design of Machine Elements
    Computer Aided Engineering
    Heat Transfer
    Automated Manufacturing Systems
    Manufacturing Facilities Design
    World Class Manufacturing
    Robotics Application
    Engineering Projects
    Mechanical Vibrations
    Finite Element Analysis
    Micromechanics of Materials
    Fundamentals of Quality Systems

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)

Research Project in Mechanical Engineering:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center: Mechanical Engineering Graduates

Job Description for Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and aerospace engineering plays a dominant role in enhancing economic vitality, safety and overall quality of life. Mechanical engineers are concerned with the principles of force, energy and motion. They are professionals with expert knowledge of the design and manufacture of mechanical systems, thermal devices and processes. Products and processes developed by mechanical engineers include engines and control systems for automobiles and aircraft, electric power generation plants, lifesaving medical devices and consumer products ranging from air conditioners to personal computers and athletic equipment. They also design the machines that mass-produce these products. Virtually every aspect of life is touched by mechanical engineering. If something moves or uses energy, a mechanical engineer was probably involved in its design or production. The curriculum in mechanical and aerospace engineering trains students in a technically sound, challenging, and professional manner, laying the foundation for a productive career in industry or further graduate study and research.

Skills for Success

  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • Willing to adhere to safety requirements
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Enjoy computing and technical design
  • Practical and creative
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to accept responsibility.


Employment Opportunities for Mechanical Engineering Majors

  • Aerodynamicist
  • Aeronautical Drafter
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Architect
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chief Drafter
  • Circuit Design Engineer
  • Die Designer
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Heat Transfer Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Material Scientist
  • Mechanical Research Engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Numerical Control Nesting Operator
  • Optomechanical Technician
  • Patent Drafter
  • Plant Engineer
  • Research Mechanic
  • Sales Engineer
  • Solar Energy Systems Designer
  • Specification Writer
  • Stress Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Tool Designer
  • Utilization Engineer
  • Value Engineer

Resources for those with Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering field


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