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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers love their jobs! A solid 90% say they would choose the same career path again. Designing engineering solutions to help the world while challenging your own intellectual curiosity is rewarding work.

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Mechanical Engineering

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Objectives & Outcomes

Graduates from the OC mechanical engineering program will:

  1. Adapt and grow in both technical and professional excellence, in both team and individual settings.
  2. Exhibit continuous learning, holistic thinking, and effective communication.
  3. Earn increasing levels of responsibility.
  4. Exhibit the highest standards of ethical and professional integrity.
  5. Embody the Christian worldview.
  6. Pursue balanced lives of leadership, civic responsibility, and service.

Graduates from the OC mechanical engineering program will possess:

  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.

Mechanical Engineering had a total of 118 undergraduate students in the 2019-20 school year. Degrees were awarded to 27 graduates! Check out OC's historical enrollment numbers.


The undergraduate computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Learn more.