Mechanical Engineering

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Behind the Machine

In the age of computerization, there is very often a machine in the background, and someone has to design and build it. Cranes, planes, nuclear reactors…even the food processor in your kitchen was designed by a mechanical engineer. You can go all over the world and find interesting and challenging jobs in the field of mechanical engineering.

At Mercer, mechanical engineers explore the fundamentals of engineering, learn basic principles, and apply these principles to reach optimal design solutions for engineering problems. Upon graduation, you will be poised as a competitively educated engineer who can effectively use the principles of:

  • Dynamics
  • Fluids mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Machine design
  • Materials science
  • Solid mechanics
  • Statics
  • Thermodynamics

Our graduates have gone to work for companies such as Georgia Power, Milliken, Boeing, and Frito-Lay, and to matriculate in graduate programs at Purdue, Georgia Tech, and West Virginia.

Learn from the Best

Mechanical engineering majors benefit from the guidance of our experienced team of faculty members.


I have a pretty good bit of experience with mechanical engineering outside of school. I worked my first internship at an Aluminum Extrusion company after my freshman year. I have also worked at MERC for over a year and a half. On top of this, I did research in composites and 3D printing for 2 semesters with Dr. Arash Afshar and Dr. Dorina Mihut.

Dylan Kennedy, B.S.E. '20, Staff Engineer, Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mechanical Engineering Alum Dylan Kennedy

Being an engineer at Mercer has taught me many things. Along with the material I have studied in each of my courses, I managed to learn other skills such as communication, time management, organization, and most importantly creative thinking. These are some of the skills required for any engineer to succeed in the real world.

Safi Rahman, Mechanical Engineering, '21

Mechanical Engineering Student Safi Rahman

Classes vary between solid mechanics, material science, design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and more. This major gives me a chance to learn a little bit of everything. It provides me leg room in discovering passions, and it opens my mind to learning anything.

Zachary Kubas, Mechanical Engineering, '21

Mechanical Engineering Student Zachary Kubas

Professional licensure

All of Mercer’s programs that lead to licensure are designed to meet the educational requirements of regulatory authorities in the State of Georgia. If you intend to seek licensure or certification outside of Georgia, please review Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.