Acquire the skills you’ll need to enter the exciting field of Mechanical Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Liberty University. Here, you’ll gain a broad foundation in the areas of solid mechanics, thermal-fluids, mechatronics, and materials engineering.
Get theoretical knowledge along with the practical experience that will prepare you for the industry or graduate school. The incorporation of computational modeling and simulation in our curriculum increases your opportunities to find jobs in high-tech companies. Study under experienced professors who are grounded in their Christian faith. Our faculty share your passion for exploring the complexities of God’s creation in order to support initiatives that will improve quality of life.
Mechanical engineers learn about the motion of matter, forces, and energy in order to design and manufacture mechanical devices and systems. From basic machines like the lever and on to rockets and flying cars, mechanical engineers develop solutions to advance technology.
Specialized equipment and facilities at Liberty University include:
High-Performance Computer (HPC)
Scanning Electron Microscope
Center for Engineering Research and Education
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Top 10 reasons to attend our Christian Engineering school
Jesus Christ is Recognized as the First Creationeer and the Reason Why We Create
Creating new materials, new structures, and new systems in an entrepreneurial setting while integrating Christ in everything we do is the basis for creationeering and the vision for the Liberty University School of Engineering (LUSE).
Career Opportunities with Your Engineering Degree
100% of our engineering students are employed within a year after graduation. Interaction with leaders of high tech corporations throughout each semester, job fairs, and guest speakers offers excellent pathways to career opportunities.
Great Jobs at High Salaries
The largest salaries of any major coming out of Liberty University are from the School of Engineering. Our students have been offered jobs at Lockheed Martin, BWXT, Framatome, Sandia National Laboratories, Army ERDC Labs, NASA, and more.
Diverse Disciplines and Degree Options
Several disciplines are available for our engineering degrees: Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, and Mechanical. The Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are offered.
Degrees with Professional Accreditation
Our undergraduate programs are all accredited by ABET (except for our civil engineering degree, which will apply July 2023). Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Associate of Colleges and Schools (SACS). We also support the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam for preparation for a Professional Engineer (PE) license.
Simulation-Based Design Throughout the Curriculum
All classrooms, faculty offices, and residence hall rooms are connected by an on-campus wireless network that provides access to the internet. High-Performance Computing (HPC) is a unique enabling technology for the Liberty University School of Engineering. This allows for simulation-based design throughout the curriculum in all of our engineering disciplines.
Highly Respected Professors
LUSE professors have earned advanced degrees (nearly 90% have their Ph.D.), have experienced the real-world engineering industry, and now offer to teach excellence in the classroom. Each is grounded in their Christian faith and is committed to helping you succeed.
Competition Teams and Clubs
Engineering jobs are always practiced in the context of collaborative team environments. LUSE hosts several teams and clubs to help integrate the in-class learning and to help realize the creationeering process: Formula 1 SAE car, Baja, Human Powered Vehicle, Mars Rover robotics, Vex robotics, and renewable energy.
Our clubs include Robotics, High-Performance Computing, Gaming, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association, Cyber Defense Club, Engineering & Missions Research Club, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and an Amateur Radio Club.
Practical Engineering Experience
LUSE works with students to gain internships, summer, and through-semester engineering jobs via local corporations. Faculty also assist students with research.
Soft Skills Training
As an engineering student, you will learn “soft skills” that are valuable in the workplace. We will train you to work on teams, understand social relationships, think critically, and be a leader by living the example of a Champion for Christ.
Mechatronics (ENGR 313)
Computer-Aided Engineering (ENGM 350)
Design of Machine Components (ENGM 415)
Thermodynamics (PHYS 320)
Career Outlook 2018*
Median Pay: $87,370/year, $42.00/hour
Number of Jobs: 312,900
*From Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career Opportunities in Mechanical Engineering
Field engineer in the oil industry
Structural analysis engineer
Energy conservation engineer
Where Students Have Interned
BW Integrated Systems
Where Alumni Have Worked
BW Integrated Systems
Purdue University graduate program
Virginia Commonwealth University graduate program
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Admission decisions are competitive and are based primarily on the following factors:
Cumulative (unweighted) GPA from high school or college
GED scores (if applicable)
Consistency and trends of grades
Results from the SAT, ACT, or CLT
Please note: Other documentation such as reference letters, community service, or leadership verification may also be required by the admissions committee on a case-by-case basis.
50% of admitted students come from within the following mid-ranges:
High School GPA: 3.15-3.83
SAT (ERW* and math only): 1020-1220
ACT composite: 20-27
*Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
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Liberty University’s High School Requirements
While there are no specific course requirements for applicants, if you have completed these classes you’ll likely feel prepared for classroom expectations at Liberty. The recommended curriculum includes:
4 units of English
2-3 years of college preparatory mathematics
2 years of laboratory science
2 years of social science
2 years of foreign language
At least 4 units of elective credits
Your Admission Essay
One of the most important steps in your admission process to Liberty University is the admission essay. Your university personal essay is a chance to let us know who you are in your own words.
Submitting your college essay is required before you can be admitted to Liberty University, and it’s your opportunity to add your voice to your college application. This Liberty admissions essay allows you to share your faith and testimony with us.
Answer each question in just 100-150 words:
Describe how your personal faith and beliefs contribute to your college search process. (Examples include reasons for choosing Liberty, background information about your personal faith and beliefs, or other information you deem relevant.)
Liberty’s mission is to develop Christ-centered leaders. Describe how you will contribute to this mission as a Liberty student. (Examples include interests in church or community service, personal achievements or goals, or other examples of what you hope to achieve as a student.)
Email your essay to email@example.com with “ESSAY” as the subject line. In your essay heading, please include your full name, address, date of birth, and your student ID (if you have it).
Or upload or copy and paste your essay directly into your personalized Student Checklist.