Mechanical Engineering at South Carolina

By building expertise in solid mechanics, materials processes, smart materials, manufacturing automation, concurrent engineering/design, sustainable design or thermofluid/energy sciences, students stand prepared to join the mechanical engineering and manufacturing industries in South Carolina and beyond.

What to Expect

As a mechanical engineering major, you will have the opportunity to work with a professor in research on some of today’s most notable engineering challenges. You will develop skills that will give you the ability to solve many of today’s world problems. Mechanical engineering majors will choose a concentration from design and manufacturing, engineering materials, mechanics of solids, thermal and fluid systems and nuclear engineering.

 

Undergraduate Degree

B Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.)

The mechanical engineering program in the College of Engineering and Computing includes basic courses in science and mathematics, advanced topics in mechanical engineering and many technical electives that enable you to specialize in a number of areas.

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a major in mechanical engineering:

  • Circuits or Electrical Engineering for Nonmajors
  • Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Visualization
  • Statics
  • Introduction to Applied Numerical Methods
  • Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
  • Thermodynamic Fundamentals
  • Dynamics
  • Design of Mechanical Elements
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines

A Accelerated Degree Program

Mechanical engineering offers an accelerated degree program that allows undergraduate students to complete both bachelor's and master's degrees in as few as five years. The use of dual credit — courses that can be used toward both degrees — enables acceleration of the program, reducing the total enrollment time of the student by one semester.

 

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.

 

Graduate Degrees

The College of Engineering and Computing offers two master's degrees and one Ph.D. in mechanical engineering:

M  Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (M.E.)

Graduate Director: David Rocheleau, rochelea@cec.sc.edu
Program Contact: Renee Jenkins, 803-777-9549, jenkinsr@cec.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

M  M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Director: David Rocheleau, rochelea@cec.sc.edu
Program Contact: Renee Jenkins, 803-777-9549, jenkinsr@cec.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

D  Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Director: David Rocheleau, rochelea@cec.sc.edu
Program Contact: Renee Jenkins, 803-777-9549, jenkinsr@cec.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.