Bachelor of Science In Mechanical Engineering

"The University of New Haven has increased my value to the world," said Anthony Mastromarino ‘17, a mechanical engineer at SEA CORP. "Through a well-rounded education, I learned the skills necessary to solve today's problems. This shows employers that I am ready to tackle problems that they face every day."

Make everything work better

The tools and machines that mechanical engineers have designed throughout history have lightened our loads, improved our quality of life, and taken us from the far reaches of outer space to the inner workings of minuscule nano devices. In the University of New Haven’s ABET-accredited B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program you will join that long line of pioneers, using your skills to design, analyze, improve, and test the products and systems that are essential to everyday life -- and to create those that don’t yet exist.

Through our program, you’ll build a multidisciplinary foundation in mechanical, chemical, civil, and electrical engineering and develop skills in physics, chemistry, and mathematics as well.

All of it provides the basis for detailed study in mechanical engineering, in which you will:
  • Learn to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments, then analyze and interpret data
  • Work hands-on in fully equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Master modern techniques, skills, and engineering tools
  • Explore the impact of engineering within global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Design systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs and comply with realistic economic, environmental, social, ethical, and political restraints
  • Gain real-world experience through an internship at a manufacturing company, consulting firm, technical organization, or government agency
  • Have the opportunity to join the first semester, first-year study abroad program

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Engineering Manager

5% Growth 2017-2027


Structural Analyst

2% Growth 2017-2027


Mechanical Engineer

2% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Detailed study of elastic and plastic deformation of materials at room temperature and elevated temperatures. Dislocation theory and microplasticity models considered.

  • Review of basic thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Dimensional analysis. Specific speed. Classification of turbomachines. Cavitation. Losses. Definitions of efficiency. Theories of turbomachines. Design considerations for stator blades and rotor blades. Computer-aided design.

  • Introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy thermal processes including solar radiation, flat plate and focusing collectors, energy storage, hot water heating, cooling and auxiliary system components. Emphasis on the design and evaluation of systems as they pertain to commercial and residential buildings.

  • A senior course designed for those students who intend to work or pursue further studies in the aerospace field. Among the topics covered are detonation and deflagration, introductory one-dimensional nonsteady gas flows, basic concepts of turbomachinery, and survey of contemporary propulsive devices. Shock tube, supersonic wind tunnel, and flame propagation demonstrations accompany the lectures.

  • The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Mechanical Engineering B.S.

    Mechanical Engineering Minor

Learn about earning college credit through Project Lead the Way.

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Get an inside look at what differentiates the University of New Haven and how your experiences as a student will prepare you for success.

Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Accreditation & Awards

ABET Accreditation

The B.S. program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Mechanical Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes

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ASEE Diversity Recognition Program - Bronze Level

For its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts the Tagliatela College of Engineering has been recognized at the Bronze Level by the American Society of Engineering Education's Diversity Recognition Program.

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).

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Colleges of Distinction

The University of New Haven was named a "College of Distinction" by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide that assesses colleges for its engaged students, great teaching, and vibrant campus communities. The Universitys engineering programs received special distinction for its internships and opportunities for real-world experience.

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Next Steps
  • Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Licensure and Certification Information

In the University’s B.S. Mechanical Engineering program students can start the path towards becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for PE licensure in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

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Licensure Information

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