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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, KY,
Mechanical engineers are involved in designing and building almost everything that is needed in our modern world, from nearly invisible electro-mechanical devices to enormous power generating and distribution systems producing millions of horsepower.


Mechanical engineers use scientific principles from the physical world to create a tremendous variety of mechanical and thermal systems. Practicing mechanical engineers use these principles to design, analyze, manufacture and maintain systems that include:

  • automobiles and aircraft;
  • heating and cooling systems;
  • electric power plants;
  • specialized materials;
  • manufacturing plants; and
  • industrial equipment and machinery.  

Mechanical engineers need a solid understanding of engineering science, which includes mechanics, engineering materials, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The program at WKU focuses on these sciences as well as design and professional skills necessary for a successful career in mechanical engineering. The major in Mechanical Engineering leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum requires a minimum of 67-68 technical specialty hours, completion of required Colonnade coursework, and 23.5 semester hours of required mathematics and science.


The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Freshman Design 1 
  • Freshman Design II 3 
  • Calculus II 
  • Physics I & LAB
  • Differential Equations 
  • Multivariable Calculus 
  • Mats./Meth. & LAB
  • Mech. Def. Solids 
  • Physics II & B 
  • Dynamics 
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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: 2.5

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).


        • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
        • $75 non-refundable application fee
        • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received.  Should also include a literal English translation.
        • Proof of English Proficiency
        • Financial Evidence of Support
        • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form
        • All necessary documents, including academic records, and proof of English language proficiency, must be received before an admission decision can be made.

        International students must also provide financial evidence of support in order to obtain an I-20.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          27144 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 13572 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
        • National

          26496 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 13248 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
        • In-State

          10602 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5301 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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        Living costs for Bowling Green

        • 900 - 1400 USD/month
          Living Costs

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