Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree


The Mechanical Engineering program at Arkansas Tech University prepares its students for successful careers in one of the many fields of mechanical engineering. The curriculum provides a strong base in both the mechanical and thermal sciences while upper-level electives allow students to concentrate their studies on materials, machine design, energy or nuclear systems, or manufacturing to gain knowledge in more than one of these areas.

Students completing the program learn the knowledge and skills necessary to embark on a successful engineering career. Graduates of the program enter the engineering workforce ready to take on a variety of challenges in manufacturing, HVAC, power and energy industries, consulting firms or in graduate programs in a variety of fields.

The faculty in mechanical engineering are qualified and dedicated to student success both while in the program and after graduation.  Class sizes typically range from 30-35 students and are taught by full-time faculty. Many of our faculty have industrial experience, which enhances their ability to prepare students for the engineering workforce.

While the department’s emphasis is teaching, research is not forgotten. Several faculty members maintain active research programs providing undergraduate students an opportunity for research experience.


HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Labs
  • Modern engineering test equipment
  • Design projects with working models



  • Analysis methods and software tools
  • Test equipment and procedures
  • Technical report writing

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Manufacturing engineer
  • HVAC engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Quality engineer

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Entergy/ANO
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • American Fire Protection
  • Various manufacturing facilities

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Master's in Engineering
  • Associate of Science in Nuclear Technology


Point of Pride

The department’s SAE student club has competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon competition for the last three years finishing seventh among all entrants from the Americas in the 2019 competition.



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