• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
If you view the world as having unlimited potential, love to solve problems, and envision a career of true impact, the Mechanical Engineering program from Saint Ambrose University will inspire you onward to advance the energy sector, improve community water systems, streamline manufacturing, and more.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

Mechanical Engineering  from Saint Ambrose University   uses a combination of human, material, and economic resources to provide solutions to problems faced in society. As an applied science, it focuses on design, development, manufacture, management, and control of engineering systems. Courses include engineering design, materials science, manufacturing processes, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and control theory.

We are the only university in the Quad Cities region that offers this degree. If you want to dual major in Industrial Engineering, we offer that program, too.

Full-time students generally earn the dual major in 4.5 years (or less), and we give part-time students up to eight years to complete any of the engineering programs. No matter what you choose, you will work closely with faculty who believe education happens inside and outside the classroom.

Career

Engineers can work in design, manufacturing, robotics, electrical systems, quality, process improvement, and in civil engineering for local, state and federal governments.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the median pay for mechanical engineers at $84,190 and the field is growing (2016). In fact, 95% of SAU engineering program graduates who pursue employment are working in the field. Many of our students are sought out by employers before they graduate.

Accreditation

The St. Ambrose Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strength of Materials
  • Engineering Service
  • Engineering Statics
  • Engineering Design Laboratory
  • Engineering Economy
  • Materials Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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).

General Requirements

  • To become an SAU Fighting Bee you need a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school.

  • St. Ambrose University has a test-optional* admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32478 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32478 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Davenport

  • 820 - 1240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Mechanical Engineering
Visit programme website

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?