Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science
Master of Science

Craig Beal

From your first year as a mechanical engineering major at Bucknell, you'll design and build real devices that confront challenges facing society.

You might work with your professors to study next-generation solar energy, test self-driving vehicle technology, or build an exhibit for the nearby Lewisburg Children's Museum.

Learn to use state-of-the-art research facilities, including a wind tunnel, automotive and renewable energy labs, and makerspaces. Then put what you've learned to work in a senior design project where you'll design, build and test a device for a real corporate client, like GE, Corning or Universal Parks, and make connections that often lead to internship and job opportunities.

Along the way, you'll build in-demand skills that prepare you for careers in fields including manufacturing, aerospace, defense, technology, construction and more.

Degree Programs

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a 34-credit bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree as well as a master's in mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering majors are also eligible to take part in the five-year bachelor of science & master of science in engineering program.

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Find your path to mechanical engineering at Bucknell

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Get Creative In and Out of the Classroom

Bucknell's on-campus makerspaces offer a wide variety of traditional and high-tech tools for students to use on any project they'd like, whether it's for a class or just for fun.

Our equipment includes 3D printers; laser cutters; computer-controlled mills; welding, soldering and woodworking tools; and printed-circuit-board fabrication equipment.

Small Business Development Center

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Help Launch a Real Company

The Bucknell Small Business Development Center hires engineering majors as product-development consultants who work with startups and companies seeking to expand. These students build valuable experience doing real-world engineering work, including engineering design, analysis and prototype-development, while also contributing to the economic vitality of their community.

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Mechanical Engineering


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