Pursue an Engineering Degree Built to Serve

Devices, machines, and systems are at the heart of our daily lives.

Understand how to design, manufacture, maintain, and control technological solutions that can be adopted around the globe—even in low-resource regions—with Marymount’s Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree. Our undergraduate degree for Mechanical Engineering helps you gain foundational knowledge in physical, health, and life sciences through small classes, personal attention, and ample research opportunities.

You’ll be prepared to break down barriers and make a difference in careers spanning industry, research, and government agencies.

Make a difference with a top degree for Mechanical Engineering

Unlike other schools with Mechanical Engineering degrees, Marymount’s undergraduate programs will help you to find purpose as an engineer as you make our world a better place. Our Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree is offered on campus and takes as little as four years to complete.

Mechanical Engineering Degree Program Highlights

Take what you’ve learned in Marymount’s Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree and become a proficient problem-solver who is able to find innovative solutions to the challenges we face. Throughout your engineering, mathematics, and science courses you’ll benefit from:

Hands-on opportunities

You’ll put your learning into action throughout Marymount’s bachelor’s degree for Mechanical Engineering professionals. Our students have built low-cost robots and drones, developed solar distillation and sterilization units for water, designed apps and tools to track and monitor heart health, and much more.

High-tech and high-touch facilities and laboratories

At Marymount, you’ll have access to the same technology and resources that you’ll use in jobs with a Mechanical Engineering degree. We offer labs that specialize in digital fabrication, electronics, and virtual reality design and testing.

Faculty with diverse interests and expertise

Throughout your Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s degree studies, you’ll learn from and work with faculty members who have made an impact at the national and international levels. These experts have designed 3D-printable prosthetic limbs for low-resource regions of the world, spearheaded personal protective equipment creation using desktop 3D printing, and much more.

Small, personalized courses

Unlike other schools with Mechanical Engineering degrees, at Marymount you’ll learn in small classes and receive robust, personalized attention from faculty and staff. You’ll have more one-on-one opportunities with our experts in the classroom and as you present at conferences, get published in leading journals, and build a rewarding career in Mechanical Engineering.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree for Mechanical Engineering?

Whether you’re interested in jobs with a Mechanical Engineering degree in areas such as industry, research, or government, Marymount’s undergraduate degree for Mechanical Engineering will prepare you for success in the Washington, DC, area—which ranks No. 10 for the highest number of Mechanical Engineering jobs in the U.S.

Our Engineering degree graduates have also gone on to advanced degrees in Computer Science, Data Science, and Health Care, as well as master’s programs at schools with Mechanical Engineering degrees.

Jobs With a Mechanical Engineering Degree

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Management consultant
  • Mechanical engineer

What You Will Study in Our Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Program

At Marymount, you’ll be prepared for jobs with a Mechanical Engineering degree by building useful tools and techniques throughout your coursework. You can expect to take courses in:

  • Mechanical Engineering Design, which is an introduction to digital fabrication processes and involves designing and building a machine or mechanism.
  • Mechatronics Engineering, which allows you to apply your knowledge and build basic analog and digital circuit and programming microcontrollers, use actuators, and choose sensors for building simple robots.
  • Engineering Economy, which evaluates the economic merits of alternative solutions to engineering problems—emphasizing the time value of money.
  • Details on the curriculum can be found here.

Student Learning Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives

In obtaining a degree in engineering from Marymount University, students will develop:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Our program educational objectives are for students to use these abilities to G.I.V.E. back to their worldwide community by:

  • Gaining foundational knowledge in physical, health and/or life sciences.
  • Innovating technological solutions that address the barriers that limit participation in society.
  • Valuing research opportunities towards further graduate study in science, engineering and/or healthcare.
  • Extending skills to professional practice in industry, research and government agencies.

Future Outlook for Engineering Students

Engineering in general is a rapidly growing field, particularly in the DC/MD/VA region.  Anticipated job growth and salaries in the area of mechanical and biomedical engineering are promising.  Mechanical engineers in the region can anticipate 4% job growth while biomedical engineers are anticipated to experience 5 % job growth from 2019-2029, according to the bureau of labor and statistics (Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers : Occupational Outlook Handbook).  Additionally, mechanical and biomedical engineers command competitive salaries in the area with 2019 median pay for a mechanical engineer in the region being $117,570 annually and biomedical engineer salaries equating to $91,410 per year.  This is significantly higher than the total median across all occupations tracked by BLS ($39,810).  Bioengineering, in particular, is a particularly high area for employment, with the metropolitan DC/VA/MD/WV region being the third highest area of employment in the United States for bioengineers, with a mean annual wage locally of $114,360 and the tenth highest region of employment for mechanical engineers, with a mean annual wage of $11,750.  In addition, the state of Maryland is the state with the fifth highest concentration of jobs for bio/biomedical engineers in the nation with a location quotient equal to 2.36 (where a quotient of greater than 1 indicates a higher share of employment than average).  Students with either a mechanical or a biomedical engineering degree will be able to pursue advanced degrees or employment in a diverse range of high-growth industries such as healthcare, biomedical device design, wearable technology, prosthetics/orthotics, biomaterials, computational modeling, data sciences, etc. 

Laptop Suggestions

Engineering requires extensive work with advanced modeling and simulation software. All required software will be available for students to use in the engineering classrooms. Most modern computers should suffice, but for the most optimized experience the program recommends purchasing a laptop that meets or exceeds the specifications below.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Dr Eric Bubar (eric.bubar@marymount.edu)

Recommended Computer Specs for Engineering Majors
Operating System Apple® macOS 
  • macOS 13 Ventura – (Version 2.0.15289 or newer)
  • macOS 12 Monterey 
  • macOS 11 Big Sur 

Microsoft® Windows® 

Windows 11 

CPU Type x86-based 64-bit processor (for example, Intel Core i, AMD Ryzen series), 4 cores, 1.7 GHz or greater; 32-bit not supported

Apple silicon processors require Rosetta 2 – see this post for more information

Memory 16 GB of RAM
Graphics Card DirectX11 (Direct3D 10.1 or greater)

Dedicated GPU with 1 GB or more of VRAM

Integrated graphics with 6 GB or more of RAM

Disk Space 512 GB of storage
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 or greater at 100% scale recommended

Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Faculty

Our Engineering faculty members are expert teachers and researchers, and they’re also leaders in the field through their service with professional organizations.

View our faculty here.

Programs Related to Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics