The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering program is part of the School of Engineering in the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

A student at a 3D printer discuss a rapid prototype with the BGSU mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology program faculty.
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Bachelor of Science in

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

The mechanical and manufacturing engineering program at Bowling Green State University offers comprehensive instruction in the design, optimization, development and production of mechanical systems and engineering products.

The program combines technical know-how with a deep dive into fundamental topics in mechanical engineering. Such a foundation ensures that while students are at the cutting edge of technology, they're also grounded in the core principles that have driven the fields of mechanical and manufacturing engineering for centuries.

Quality classroom experiences

Mechanical and manufacturing engineering students bridge theory and real-world applications in our laboratory facilities and research center, preparing students for a multifaceted career in mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Quality classroom experiences in mechanical and manufacturing engineering are amplified by a hands-on learning in computer-aided design (CAD), optimizing production processe and developing and improving manufacturing systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs

The program also immerses students in contemporary prototyping and production methods, including additive manufacturing technologies like metal additive manufacturing, fused filament fabrication, digital light processing, binder jetting printing, CNC milling and lathe operations.

Essential to the curriculum is our facility for destructive and non-destructive material characterization. In this space, students learn how to understand material compositions with state-of-the-art tools such as the universal mechanical testing tool, heat treatment facility, hardness testing, industrial X-ray/CT scan and XRF. Our integrated manufacturing center offers a comprehensive view of end-to-end production processes, including conventional manufacturing equipment such as milling and lathe machines, welding facilities and metal casting, ensures foundational hands-on learning.

STAND OUT in courses like

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Manufacturing Design and Operations
  • Engineering Materials
  • Advanced Modeling and Simulation
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Numerical Methods

Learn skills for career success in designing, building and optimizing mechanical systems and products.


With a curriculum that spans foundational concepts to cutting-edge applications, the mechanical and manufacturing engineering program ensures students are equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques to thrive in today's fast-evolving engineering landscape.

The program emphasizes advanced manufacturing techniques like 3-D polymer and metal printing which is revolutionizing industries from healthcare to aerospace. Students also learn about the development and characterization of multi-materials critical in applications ranging from electronics to sustainable energy solutions.

Students are exposed to the intricacies of designing machines that are efficient, sustainable and safe. Recognizing the importance of digital transformation in engineering, the program also provides rigorous training in multiphysics modeling and simulation. This enables students to predict and analyze how different physical processes interact, ensuring the systems and devices they design are optimized for real-world conditions.

The mechanical and manufacturing engineering program consists of 122 credit hours. There are 24 credits hours of general engineering core and 39 credit hours as mechanical and manufacturing core courses. The program also requires 2 credit hours of Co-op, 6 credit hours of technical electives, 6 credit hours of business courses, and 36 credit hours are BG Perspective (BGP), also known as GEC courses to satisfy ABET math and science and technical core requirements.

Experiential learning and career prospects

Students gain real-world experience through two, paid, semester-long cooperative education work assignments. Many graduates land their first jobs with their co-op employers.

The mechanical and manufacturing engineering program program is full of hands-on experience amplified by laboratory classes, research projects, cooperative education and industry-sponsored senior design projects. Our senior design project is focused on solving real world industry problems in a multi-disciplinary group setting. All these experiences ensure our graduates are competent and prepared for day one of their careers.

Professional organizations

The mechanical and manufacturing engineering students can continue their learning journey by joining professional organizations such as ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), SAE (previously the Society of Automotive Engineers), SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and ASQ (American Society for Quality).

GO FAR in your career

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer 
  • Product Designer
  • Design Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Plant Manager

The mechanical and manufacturing engineering program ensures students are equipped with the techniques necessary to thrive in today's fast-evolving engineering landscape.

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The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering program is part of the School of Engineering in the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

Student outcomes

By the time of graduation, the students in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (MME) major at Bowling Green State University will have the following capabilities, also known as Student Outcomes (SO) in accreditation term.

  • SO-1: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • SO-2: 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.
  • SO-3: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • SO-4: 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.
  • SO-5: 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.
  • SO-6: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • SO-7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

More information on accreditation

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering program does lead to professional licensure.

More information on professional licensure

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact

Updated: 10/04/2023 04:36PM