The Mechanical Engineering program will be nationally and internationally recognized for outstanding education and research.


  • Provide students with a broad mechanical engineering education.
  • Help advance the mechanical engineering profession.
  • Contribute towards the economical development of the State of Kansas.

Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering program at Wichita State University prepares its graduates so they can excel in their next level, be it in Kansas manufacturing industries, the best graduate programs in the nation, or a Research and Development program in the nation’s best engineering labs and agencies. In particular, within 3-5 years of completing their program we expect our graduates to:

  • Be successful mechanical engineers with emphasis on utilizing technology for innovative and  sustainable solutions.
  • Be fully engaged in life-long learning for an ethical, professional, and technically competent career path.
  • Be known for their excellence in solving real-world problems in a culturally diverse work environment.

Student Outcomes

The WSU Mechanical Engineering Program requires students to attain:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Year Term Undergraduate enrollment Graduated Undergraduate students
2023 Fall 460 ~95