Mechanical Engineering

This is a general overview of the program of study. Students interested in details and requirements should go to the on line catalogue.

A Career in Mechanical Engineering

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects an increase of more than 10 percent in the number of mechanical engineering positions through 2014 and the demand for engineers in general is likely to increase during the next 20 years as industrial machinery and processes become increasingly complex.

Emerging technologies in biotechnology, materials science, and nanotechnology will also contribute to new job opportunities for mechanical engineers as the skills acquired through earning a degree in mechanical engineering often can be applied in other engineering specialties.

Program Overview

The Purdue University North Central mechanical engineering program will prepare graduates in technical competence and professional skills with an emphasis on regional business needs. Graduates are best suited for technical and/or managerial positions in industry and/or government.

Typical entry-level position titles include electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, manufacturing engineer, product manager, and quality assurance engineer. Professionals in this field work in the areas of product and system design, engineering analysis, automated testing and manufacturing, quality control and productivity, and computer-aided design.

Mechanical Engineering Department Guide:

Mechanical Engineering General Course Requirements

  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Basic Mechanics
  • Linear Circuit Analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Machine Design
  • Calculus
  • Technical minor electives in CE, EE or IE
  • Technical minor requirements in CE, EE or IE
  • Electives in Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

What’s Next?

Contacting the Admissions Department at PNC has never been easier! Call us at (219) 785-5505, email us at or complete our online request form.

For more information, contact Dr. Larryl Matthews, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue North Central, (219) 785-5271,