The Mechanical Engineering program will be nationally and internationally recognized for outstanding education and research.


  • Provide students with a broad mechanical engineering education.
  • Help advance the mechanical engineering profession.
  • Contribute towards the economical development of the State of Kansas.

Educational Objectives

  • Satisfy constituency needs for graduates to be successful mechanical engineers with emphasis on Sustainability and Globalization.
  • Develop skills to pursue life-long learning..
  • Achieve competence in solving real world problems in a diverse work environment.

Student Outcomes

The WSU Mechanical Engineering Program requires students to attain:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Graduation 2018: 150 total diplomas awarded: 8 PhD, 31 Masters, 111 Bachelors

Enrollment for Undergraduate (Fall 2019): 593