Mechanical Engineering Program

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Program at the Weisberg Division of Engineering at the College of Information Technology and Engineering. Mechanical engineering is one of the core and broadest engineering disciplines offering students a wide range of career choices; its strong and broad technical foundation provides opportunities in both engineering practice and scientific research as well as non-engineering fields such as business, law or medicine.

The Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) at Marshall University (MU) is designed to emphasize service, systems-based knowledge, and sustainability with an eye toward the interface of traditional mechanical engineering with new and emerging fields.  It is, also, provide students with the detailed mechanical engineering education and preparation required for immediate entry into the job market. At the same time, the curriculum maintains enough flexibility to enable students to fully prepare themselves for graduate studies and research careers.

In accordance with the standards set forth by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and MU’s mission, the specific educational objectives of this program are to graduate students who will:

  1. Practice the mechanical engineering discipline successfully within community-accepted standards
  2. Possess teamwork and communication skills to develop a successful career in mechanical engineering
  3. Fulfill professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of mechanical engineering, including social, environmental and economic considerations,
  4. Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service
  5. Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops, and
  6. Develop a professional career in the prevailing market that meets personal goals, objectives and desires

The master’s degree in mechanical engineering (MSME) provides additional breadth and depth of knowledge, positioning graduates for technical leadership and specialization in industry. The MSME program offer courses to support many focus areas which include: sustainability, materials and manufacturing, bio-mechanical engineering, thermal science, and solid mechanics and design.

I invite you to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs and our faculty. We urge you to come visit us and see the many innovative things taking place. We would love to have you as a part of our team.


Asad Salem, Ph.D, Professor of Mechanical Engineering &

Chair of the Weisberg Division of Engineering



Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)