Mechanical Engineering (BS)

University of South Alabama
4 years
Bachelor's degree
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Mechanical Engineering (BS)

Mechanical Engineering Mission

The mission of the the Mechanical Engineering Department is to provide quality education at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and to create and disseminate knowledge and technology in the field of mechanical engineering.

What is Mechanical Engineering and what do Mechanical Engineers do?

Mechanical Engineers design and study machines and systems that move or that convert energy. That involves everything from microscale sensors and activators to spacecraft for exploration of the universe.

Mechanical Engineers are inventors. They work in automotive, aerospace and marine transportation to invent ways to move people and things efficiently. They develop new energy systems to generate power while reducing carbon emission. Mechanical Engineers design medical devices that improve health and extend life. Mechanical Engineering is an exciting and fascinating profession.

Mechanical Engineers are versatile problem-solvers. They design and build devices and systems of all sizes –ranging from nanoparticles for delivering drugs and treating disease, to the next generation of space exploration vehicles. Mechanical Engineers are developing new, sustainable sources of energy and inventing safer and more efficient vehicles for land, sea, and air. Mechanical Engineers solve problems to improve peoples’ lives.

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Admission requirements

Documents Required

  • Official high school transcript reflecting a minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Official ACT or SAT scores: a minimum ACT superscore of 19 OR a minimum SAT (critical reading + math only) score of 900 (if taken prior to March 2016) OR a minimum SAT (Evidence-based reading and writing + math only) score of 990 (if take March 2016 or after)

At this time, the University of South Alabama is accepting self-reported information that will be considered with your application for admission. All the information will be verified and your admission will be contingent on receipt of official documents.

Required Academic Core Courses:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of social science
  • 3 years of Math- Must include Algebra I and two higher level math courses (for example: Algebra II, Algebra w/ Finance, Algebraic Connections, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or other higher level math courses will be considered)
  • 3 years of science (At least two of the sciences must include labs)
  • 3 years of advanced electives (Courses chosen from any of the four core areas above and may include foreign language)

The Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Endorsement meets all University of South Alabama core requirements. The Credit Based Diploma awarded by Alabama High Schools is accepted; however, students must meet all high school core requirements listed above.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • In-State: 359.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State: 718.00 per credit hour

About this institute

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. Located in Mobile, Alabama on the...

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State-of-the-art labs and classrooms, small class sizes, international accreditation, scholarships, proximity to the beach, affordability


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University of South Alabama

555 N. University Blvd
36688 Mobile Alabama
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