Mechanical Engineering Degree

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Program Description 

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.

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.

Learning Outcomes 

  • The Rockhurst and University of Missouri-Kansas City 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, as well as Mechanical Design Synthesis

Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • By utilizing the partnership between Rockhurst and 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 salary of $83,550