MinorMechanical Engineering

Wichita State’s minor in mechanical engineering offers additional knowledge and skills for students in other engineering emphases in the design of products, machines and processes for manufacturing. The minor is a valuable asset for many engineering careers and graduate-level study.

Learn how mechanical engineering is the right fit for you.

Mechanical engineering students 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 take courses in 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

Summer internship propels engineering senior forward

Before her senior year, Amy McClain already had her foot in the door, having spent the summer interning at a Kansas City engineering firm.

It was a competitive process, but being part of such a strong program as a mechanical engineering major at WSU gave Amy the skills and connections to get the job.

“Apply, apply, apply to all the internship programs out there. Having experience is vital for job searches in the industry.”


To complete the minor engineering minor, you’ll take 15 credit hours of courses exploring machinery design, thermodynamics, mechanical engineering design, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.


WSU’s vast industry connections—and experience-based learning for every major—give 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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