34


Total number of credits needed for a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.

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Get ready to design or improve just about everything that drives, flies, propels or steers

Mechanical engineers at Bucknell learn about combustion engines and fuel cells, thermodynamics and biomechanics, mechanical design and robotics. All students in the major participate in a senior design project during their last year at Bucknell in which they design, build and test devices for real clients. A mechanical engineering degree is as hands-on as it gets.

Open Faculty Positions:
Mechanical Engineering Tenure Track Position - Manufacturing and Design
Mechanical Engineering Tenure Track Position - Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics

Did You Know?


Senior mechanical engineering students participate in a yearlong design project in which student teams design, build and test mechanical engineering components and systems.

Bucknell's Small Business Development Center provides opportunities for students to work on engineering problems for local industry.

Mechanical engineering students interested in management may apply to a unique two-summer program, the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. 

Bucknell mechanical engineering graduates are highly sought by industry. 

Nate Siegel

Associate Professor

Nate Siegel

"I like finding a problem and solving that problem quickly. You can come up with lots of solutions — the key is picking one and getting to work on it."

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Hands-on Experience


Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad

Mechanical engineering students are encouraged to consider a semester or year of studying engineering outside of the United States in countries such as Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Singapore and Czech Republic.

Research

Undergraduate Research

Students are encourage to participate in research opportunities with faculty. In recent years students have worked on the development of walking robots, a newly equipped combustion laboratory, robotic fish, an automatic hockey puck launcher and non-destructive testing research.

Internships

Internships

Recently, students have been interns at places including:

  • Main Tape Company
  • Clark Construction Group, LLC
  • Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
  • General Electric
  • Exelon

Mechanical Engineering News


ABET: Mechanical Engineering

ABET: Bucknell's mechanical engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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Mechanical Engineering

211 Dana Engineering

Contact

T570.577.3193

Ebbrown@bucknell.edu


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