Mechanical Engineering

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Engineering Major—Mechanical Concentration, Bachelor of Science Degree

See also Electrical

Improve Products and Processes with Engineering Principles

One of the broadest of engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering comprises designing, developing, and manufacturing engines, machines, and countless other mechanical devices and products. PCC’s mechanical engineering concentration provides students with the scientific and mathematical foundation needed to understand God’s natural laws and apply them to profoundly improving life.

College-level engineering study requires a good understanding of physical sciences, a highly developed ability in mathematics, and competence to read rapidly with comprehension. PCC’s program helps students strengthen skills in these disciplines while focusing on fundamental science and mathematical laws. Through practical application in engineering labs, students learn how to harness, control, and direct nature’s forces to achieve human goals.

In the senior year, students apply their learning and training in a capstone design project using modern design methods and electronic automation tools.

Students completing PCC’s mechanical engineering concentration can choose a career in various fields and industries, or choose to further their knowledge in graduate studies.

The purpose of the mechanical engineering concentration is to promote the cause of Christ by providing engineering education in a Christian and traditional, liberal-arts setting to develop undergraduates who are biblical in their philosophical worldview, Christlike in their character, and exemplary in their practice of mechanical engineering.

See engineering major program educational objectives and learning outcomes.

Additional Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the mechanical engineering concentration will also demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Mechanical Design—apply calculus and differential equations, basic science, and engineering principles to modeling, analysis, design, and realization of mechanical engineering components, systems, or processes and
  • Integrated Design—solve open-ended design problems in the mechanical engineering disciplines of HVAC and Refrigeration, Mechanical Systems and Materials, and Thermal and Fluids Systems.

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Career Possibilities

  • Manufacturing
  • Machine design
  • Aircraft/Automotive
  • Power generation
  • Consulting engineering
  • Research

PCC’s engineering program taught me the importance of personal and professional growth and integrity, as well as gave me the math, science, computer, and engineering skills to be an effective and creative engineering problem solver. The strong focus on core math and science skills and the exposure to a broad range of engineering subjects are the key aspects of the training I received at PCC.

Jeff D. ’91
Owner/Engineer, Davis Design and Consulting