• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Mechanical Engineering program of North Park University prepares students to fill a crucial gap in the labor market and will be better prepared to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation.

As an urban university rooted in faith, students pursue their learning in a world-class city with internships at leading engineering firms, all with a sense of purpose.

Working as a Mechanical Engineer:  Inherently Urban

Mechanical engineers inherently engage urban issues. As a city-centered university, students benefit from the direct proximity to major organizations and a diverse urban workforce, both of which appeal to and call for mechanical engineers.

Careers in Mechanical Engineering?

A BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Park means graduating with research and internship experience. 

Attracting potential employers goes a step further through a well-cultivated network of relationships between the engineering department and Chicago businesses. 

Graduates are ready to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments; analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics
  • Mechanical Comprehension
  • Design Thinking
  • Pursuit of Knowledge
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Complete Online Application (No Application Fee)
  • Official transcripts must be submitted to North Park by a high school principal, administrator, teacher, or counselor.
  • Academic recommendations are letters written and submitted by a current or former teacher attesting to your academic abilities within the classroom. 
  • SAT or ACT tests are optional and not required for admission.
  • We require international students to submit proof of English proficiency.
  • Essay
  • International students studying in the United States will require visa sponsorship.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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