Mechanical Engineering Degree

Professor teaching students mechanical engineering

Program Description 

Representing one of the most comprehensive and diverse engineering disciplines, the mechanical engineering degree offered by Rockhurst University’s engineering department is an effective way to enter a lucrative, essential industry.

What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical engineering encompasses a variety of job duties, including the design, development, and maintenance of electrical equipment from generators to engines to robots used in manufacturing.

Learning Outcomes 

  • The Rockhurst and UMKC mechanical engineering partnership program produces graduates tuned to the technical, business, and strategic needs of industry and technology. The collaborative partnership between Rockhurst and UMKC makes this one of the more unique engineering programs in Missouri.
  • Students obtaining a mechanical engineering degree will take courses including Engineering Graphics, Thermal System Design, Computer Aided Engineering, Energy Systems Design, and Mechanical Design Synthesis

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Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • By utilizing the partnership between UMKC, mechanical engineering students can expect a collaborative, innovative, and well-rounding educational experience.


  • Mechanical engineering jobs are expected to see growth in the next decade, placing Rockhurst mechanical engineering graduates in a booming industry
  • In 2011, mechanical engineers earned an average yearly wage of $83,550