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B.S.M.E. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Criteria.

Program Details

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What Can You Do With a Mechanical Engineering Degree?

Start your career as soon as you graduate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that mechanical engineering fields are expected to add thousands of new jobs by 2031, with a median annual salary of $95,300.

Our graduates can expect to find career opportunities in mechanical design, the energy industry, computer-aided engineering, the automotive and aeronautical industries, manufacturing and other similar fields.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I only applied to one college, was accepted, and graduated ASU with a degree in applied physics. I’m proud to tell people that ASU now has a great engineering program.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Travis Barnett</strong>, CEO, Centerline Engineering & Consulting, Class of 2012</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I chose Angelo State because of the exciting opportunities the mechanical engineering program would offer.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/adrian.php">Adrian Campos</a></strong>, Mechanical Engineering</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “During our free time, Dr. William Kitch and I have launched well over 100 rockets. At times I have needed motivation for my schooling, and Dr. Kitch is right there to give me a good kick me in the butt, metaphorically speaking.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Robert Kody Womack</strong>, Class of 2022, Mechanical Engineering</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite class at ASU has been Infrastructure and Economics of Engineering. We learned about our place in the world and how society, the economy, and the environment and resiliency interact.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Robert Kody Womack</strong>, Mechanical Engineering</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “One strength that the ASU engineering program has is small class sizes. As a result, the learning experience is very personal and you have more one-on-one time with your professors.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Robert Kody Womack</strong>, Mechanical Engineering</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I had Dr. Dick Apronti for my engineering graphics class, and he showed me the beginning steps of Solidworks, which is an engineering design program. Off that foundation, I was able to use it in California and grow in my Solidworks experience.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/iamangelo/adrian.php">Adrian Campos</a></strong>, Mechanical Engineering</p> </blockquote>

Why Earn My Mechanical Engineering Degree at Angelo State?

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Top-Notch Facilities

Our state-of-the-art Hunter Strain Engineering Labs are the hub of engineering activity on campus. This $4.5 million, 8,000-square-foot facility is where you will gain valuable hands-on experience in the Engineering Mechanics Lab and Student Team Projects Lab, among others. All the labs are stocked with the latest in high-tech engineering equipment for hands-on learning and research.

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Industry Connections

Our Industry Advisory Council is made up of leading professionals from local, military and state-wide engineering firms. They help keep our program on the cutting edge, visit with our students in classes and labs, and guide field trips to working engineering projects. They also provide paid internship opportunities. You’ll get a first-hand look at professional engineers at work while you make connections for your future career.

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RAMgineers Lead the Way!

Connect with your fellow students in our RAMgineers student organization, which will also provide you with multiple networking and professional development opportunities. You’ll also have the chance to compete in state and national contests, like the NASA Student Launch Initiative. Ever build a full-size rocket? Here’s your chance! We also have a chapter of the Society for Women Engineers.


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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.