Undergraduate Program

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering will gain a broad understanding of the design, development, analysis and testing of machines, devices and processes that improve quality of life.

Nuclear option

Students can pursue a formal option in nuclear engineering, which encompasses areas such as nuclear power plant design, nuclear medicine and research of global issues.

Concurrent B.S./MBA

This dual degree offers students the opportunity to gain an educational foundation in mechanical engineering while preparing to be business leaders.

95% career placement
$65,126 average starting salary


The undergraduate curriculum includes engineering science courses in the sophomore and junior years and engineering application courses in the junior and senior years. Laboratory courses and humanities and social science electives are found throughout the curriculum. The laboratory and application courses provide opportunity for development of student creativity, use of design methodology and other aspects of engineering design.

The entire curriculum serves as preparation for the industrial design project where teams of students are assigned to work on realistic engineering problems supplied by industrial sponsors. This brief internship gives new mechanical engineering graduates the experience and confidence to move quickly into productive and satisfying careers.

Degree requirements

Students must complete 125 hours of a presubscribed curriculum to graduate with their bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, or mechanical engineering with a nuclear option.


Career opportunities

Because of the broad and fundamental nature of the curriculum, mechanical engineering provides an excellent background for careers in such fields as law, medicine, social services, urban design and business management in addition to traditional engineering professions.

Internship experiences


Everything you will need to know about the application and admissions process can be found on K-State's Office of Recruitment and Admissions website, including tuition, scholarships, financial aid and housing.


Career placement and salary data provided by the K-State Career Center. Career placement includes 2020-2021 K-State mechanical engineering graduates who are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.