Mechanical engineers design tools, engines, machines and other mechanical equipment. They design and develop power-producing machines such as internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbines, and jet and rocket engines. They also design and develop power-using machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, robots, machine tools, materials handling systems and industrial production equipment. The work of mechanical engineers varies by industry and function. Specialties include, among others, applied mechanics, design, energy systems, pressure vessels and piping, and heating, refrigeration, and air-conditioning systems. Mechanical engineers also design tools needed by other engineers for their work. For more information on Mechanical Engineering contact the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (see link to the left).
ABET-Accredited Mechanical Engineering degree programs in Pacific Northwest (click on school name below to see program details).
- University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
- Boise State University, Boise, ID
- Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
- University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
- Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
- Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
- University of Portland, Portland, OR
- Portland State University, Portland, OR
- Seattle University, Seattle, WA
- St. Martin's University, Lacey, WA
- St. Martin's University at Olympic College (URL to be determined, 2/28/11)
- University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Washington State University, Pullman, WA
To pursue Mechanical Engineering you should work with an Engineering Faculty Advisor (see below) as soon as possible to develop a plan of study leading to the Associate of Science Degree. It is especially critical to meet with a faculty advisor if you tested into a math class lower than MATH& 151 or an English class lower than ENGL& 101, or if you haven't had high school chemistry or physics. If you haven't yet taken the Accuplacer test for placement contact the Student Entry Advising Center as soon as possible, but BEFORE contacting the faculty advisor. Contact a Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeff Brown or Linnea Hess
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical EngineeringWashington State University is now offering the last two years of a 4-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Olympic College- Bremerton. This program is open to all students that are able to certify into the WSU BSME program. It is assumed that students who enter the program will have completed the first two years of the program through the AS (Transfer) degree at their local community college. More information about the courses that a student should complete at any specific community college can be found at http://www.cea.wsu.edu/transferstudents. If you are completing an AST degree and want more information about this program including certification requirements, please visit www.mme.wsu.edu/olympic. Click here for the Program Announcement flier in PDF format.
For more information, please contact: Marvin Pitts, Professor of Engineering
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
Olympic College- Bremerton Campus, Science & Technology Building, Room 110
1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337-1699 | O: 360.475.7543 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev.: 2/28/11 Karen Hanson