Major in Mechanical Engineering

As a mechanical engineering major at Merrimack College, you will gain a deeper knowledge of engineering, chemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics.

Equipped with specialized skills, tools and techniques, you’ll be well-prepared for a career in a range of industries including aerospace, automotive, bioengineering and communications. Bonus? The engineering department is home to two 3-D printers you can use to rapidly prototype models, gears and more.

Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Sheet

In the mechanical engineering program at Merrimack College, you will:

  • Learn how to 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.
  • Discover how to identify, formulate and solve complex mechanical engineering problems.
  • Explore critical mechanical engineering concepts. including machine design, materials science, and heat and mass transfer.
  • Gain a firm mathematics foundation by studying calculus, statistics and differential equations.
  • Improve your critical-thinking, logical-reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

Hands-On Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in internships and co-ops. It’s your chance to get real-world experience at industry leaders like Raytheon, Phillips Medical and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Career Options

Upon successful completion of the mechanical engineering program, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue an advanced degree or a career in mechanical engineering. Positions may include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Mining engineer
  • Nuclear engineer

Courses You’ll Take

Mechanical Engineering Major Curriculum

Mechanical Engineering Major Requirements

General Education Requirements

In addition to the major requirements below, you will also need to complete Merrimack’s general education requirements. To see more details about the major, please visit