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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #651 (QS) , PA,
Earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Temple University and develop the skills to conceptualize the next generation of engines, instruments, robots and vehicles.


Program Overview

Position yourself to design the advanced machinery of the 21st century in the oldest of engineering disciplines. The types of problems mechanical engineers could work on include:

  • adapting machines and mechanical systems to use renewable energy;
  • affecting digital technology and the life sciences through nanotechnology; 
  • designing power grids, hydraulic pumps, automated manufacturing systems; and more. 

Becoming a mechanical engineer requires the skill to model a mechanical design concept graphically, mathematically and in three dimensions. In addition, mechanical engineers must be able to predict how the mechanism will use/convert energy and perform under stress. Consequently, through the 128-credit hour curriculum, Mechanical Engineering BS majors at Temple University study:

  • forces in static and dynamic systems,
  • mechanics of solids and fluids,
  • principles of thermodynamics,
  • processes of heat and energy conversion, and
  • properties of materials.

You must also study rigorous mathematics for the Mechanical Engineering BS, through differential equations and engineering statistics. Moreover, you will develop competency in producing engineering graphics and using computer-aided design (CAD) techniques.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Calculus I
  • Elementary Classical Physics I
  • Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

National Students

  • Self-Report High School Transcript
  • Fee: $55 (Fee waivers are available for freshmen who qualify)
  • Essay
  • Extracurriculars

International Students

  • Temple's online application or online Common Application or Paper application to submit by mail
  • Official High School or University Transcripts with English Translations 
  • Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE)
  • Apply as an international student if you hold or will need to obtain a nonimmigrant visa, including a student (F-1) or an exchange visitor (J-1) visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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