Bachelor of Science
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and most versatile of the engineering professionals. Students in undergraduate study in ME have abundant career opportunities, even if they choose not to pursue advanced degrees. With our emphasis on human-centered design as well as the multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum and the university-wide initiative on sustainability, Wayne State's ME program prepares graduates for changing industry needs.
High placement rate
According to a recent survey, a high percentage of those who earn bachelor's degrees secure a full-time job within one year of graduating in research and development roles as consultants, hardware engineers, research assistants, mechanical engineers and manufacturing engineers. Companies such as General Motors, Ford, Boeing, GE and Motorola employ Wayne State graduates. Many alumni further their education with graduate studies.
Mechanical Engineering - Departmental Honors Opportunity
Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students must be either a University Honors student or participating in AGRADE and complete a Thesis to be considered for Mechanical Engineering departmental honors. Courses and credits to satisfy the Mechanical Engineering departmental honors requirements are listed below. This information does not contain all of the degree requirements to graduate. Please reach out to an advisor for more information.
Department requirements (26 credits total)
Need a minimum GPA of 3.4, with at least a 3.6 GPA in major courses
23 credits must be in Engineering Honors courses including the following:
- BE 5998 – Engineering Honors Thesis (4 cr.)
- BE 2100 – Basic Engineering III: Probability and Statistics in Engineering (3 cr.)
- ME 5330 – Advanced Thermofluid Design (4 cr.)
- ME 5500 – Advanced Engineering Design (WI) (4 cr.)
- 2 ME courses at either the 5000 or 6000 level
- At least one HON 42XX Honors seminar (3 cr.)
The Undergraduate Handbook can be found here.