X2 ME's earn more than double the median wage across all occupations*
22% of ME's work in engineering services and 13% in manufacturing
9% Job growth rate, which is more than average
1 Master of Science in Engineering Degree to take it to the next level
Soar to ME Heights
Compare your engineering chops with students across the nation at competitions that involve building an aircraft. Test your product by flying a set route with a heavy payload. How many take offs and landing will your plane endure? OC teams typically land on the top flight deck.
Mechanical Engineering’s Diverse Careers
This field offers the most diversity in engineering. If it has moving parts and includes math and science, a mechanical engineer is somewhere on the scene.
- Aerospace engineer
- HVAC Systems
- Biomechanical Systems
- Manufacturing Design
- Applied Mechanics
- Acoustic Consultant
- Mining engineer
- Agricultural Engineers
- CAD technician
Parker LaMascus ('18) graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, pursued his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and served Harvard University as a research assistant.
Hear what he has to say about his time at OC as an engineering and honors student.
Engineering is Missional
OC engineering students have built solar refrigeration to allow vaccines in remote areas without reliable power. Others have created powerful and inexpensive wind turbines to generate power in impoverished countries and for disaster relief. The small turbines are easily repaired when damaged. You can make a difference as a mechanical engineer!
Take interesting courses like heat transfer, machine design and systems design and take advantage of our thermal-fluids lab.Explore the Degree
Live Your Offroad Addiction
At OC you can work with a team to build a car. From scratch! Follow 100+ pages of competition guidelines, stay within a limited budget, design and build an off-road vehicle and then put it to the test at a national competition. Maneuver through a tight obstacle course and endure a grueling four-hour lap race all while praying your mud slinger holds together.
Women in STEM
The Society of Women Engineers is really important because it helps women connect with mentors and other female students. Being only 10% of the engineering student population, it is good for our female students to connect with those with like experiences.Debra Wood / Mechanical Engineering Professor / Society of Women Engineers Sponsor
Mechanical Engineering Objectives & Outcomes
OC’s Mechanical Engineering program has been accredited by the engineering accreditation commission of ABET since 1989!Accreditation by ABET
*according to the BLS