MajorMechanical Engineering

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in mechanical engineering will prepare you for a high-paying career in a large number of industries and governmental organizations. You’ll have access to some of the best labs and technology in the country—and the chance to work and research with faculty and industry professionals on campus and in Kansas’ center of industry.

Learn how mechanical engineering is the right fit for you.

Mechanical engineering students working in lab.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Engineering, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Collaborative project helps local kids with disabilities

As an engineering student, you have the opportunity to work hands-on in your industry while also making a difference in children’s lives through GoBabyGo! 

The collaborative program involves engineering and physical therapy students who modify off-the-shelf toy ride-on cars for children with disabilities. 

“It allows me to engage my mind. In the end you’ve done something to help someone less-fortunate than yourself,” said computer engineering major Brandon Nece.


In this ABET-accredited program, you’ll study core engineering courses, in addition to courses within the major, such as:

  • Mechanics of materials
  • Design of machinery
  • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Mechanical controls systems

You’ll also choose from a number of technical electives—allowing you to explore concepts and topics in other engineering disciplines that impact mechanical engineering. And you’ll get practical, hands-on experience through a senior design project.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.


WSU’s vast industry connections—and experience-based learning for every major—gives mechanical engineering students the chance to grow their professional network, build a resume and earn a paycheck, all while still in school, leading to high-paying careers in diverse fields.

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