Department of Mechanical Engineering

Group of students outside working on model plane


What is Mechanical Engineering?

Engineers are problem solvers. They use a variety of tools, including math, science, technology, and economics to find effective solutions to the world’s most difficult problems. 

Mechanical Engineering is a broad, multi-disciplinary Engineering field that includes topics such as:

  • Strength and durability of components
    • Examples include automobile frames, large structures, stress on human joints, heat treatments of steel.
  • Fluid flow and matter transfer
    • Aerodynamics, fluid flow through pipes, pressure vessels, pumps
  • Energy transfer and generation
    • Thermodynamics of engines, heat dissipation, HVAC
  • Design of complex systems and mechanisms
    • Landing gear, computer control systems and robotics
  • Modern technology
    • 3-D printing, advanced computer simulations, composite materials

Mechanical Engineers really are the jack-of-all-trades! Our programs meet or exceed the standards of a rigorous set of engineer-defined criteria. Core courses in heat transfer, machine design, and systems design, plus a thermal-fluids lab, highlight a thorough degree program in mechanical engineering.

Interesting Classes I Might Take

  • Aero Design
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • All Courses

What I Can Do With My Degree

Aerospace (the aeronautical industry hires more mechanical engineers than aeronautical engineers), Biomedical, Manufacturing, Oil and Power, Transportation


Mission Statement

We are dedicated Christian scholars with a passion for Christ, His church, and humanity.  Our tools are math and technology, but our mission is to prepare the leaders of tomorrow to change the world for our Lord.  We harness the knowledge of scripture and the laws of creation to serve the world; one problem at a time.


Department Video

Engineering, Math and Computer Science from Oklahoma Christian on Vimeo.


Any questions about this department? Contact Kevin Plumlee.