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BSc Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Portland State University opens students up for various industry and internal opportunities, such as the freshman engineering sequence, MECOP, EWX, Bachelor’s + Master’s Pathway, and senior capstone.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Portland State University is a 2+2 program. Students spend their first two years taking lower-division courses in math, science, and engineering.

At the end of their sophomore year, students apply for admission to the BSME upper-division program. Upon admission into the BSME, students will have an opportunity to take courses in specialty areas and explore undergraduate research.


Careers in the Mechanical Engineering field can span various industries, including:

  • additive manufacturing
  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • biomedical
  • construction
  • defense
  • electronics
  • energy
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

Courses Included

  • Freshman Engineering Sequence
  • Dynamics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Analysis of Mechanical Components
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Measurement and Instrumentation Systems
  • Design of Experiments