Dunwoody Mechanical Engineering Degree

Practice the practical from day one with a mechanical engineering degree from Dunwoody. This is an engineering education for those who want more than a traditional mechanical engineering major.

Coursework combines lab and theory so that the engineering principles you learn are reinforced and experienced through hands-on projects. Faculty have industry experience and are here to help you learn and succeed.

Dunwoody’s Mechanical Engineering degree can lead to employment in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, transportation, and quality control/testing. It’s a versatile degree for those who enjoy hands-on creation and problem-solving.

Work in labs and shops stocked with state-of-the-industry equipment and tools, including:

  • Stratsys 3D printers
  • A Zeiss coordinate measuring machine
  • MTS Criterion Universal Testing System
  • And access to equipment and collaboration with students from welding, CNC machining, robotics, and more

Small class sizes give you the chance to work closely with experienced instructors and network with your cohort as you move through the program.

Arts & Sciences courses help you understand the core mathematical and scientific principles that all engineering projects grow out of and provide you with the communication and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the profession.

Engineering coops and/or a senior project allow you to showcase your engineering skills in the real world. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam—the first step in becoming a licensed professional engineer (PE).

Additional Information:

ABET Accreditation

Dunwoody’s Mechanical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria.

Class topics include:

  • Engineering design
  • Manufacturing materials
  • Project management
  • Basic industrial processes
  • Advanced mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Statics/dynamics/finite analysis

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Mechanical Engineering

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • HVAC Design Engineer

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • SkillsUSA

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Dunwoody Earns ABET Accreditation for Mechanical Engineering

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET has accredited Dunwoody College’s Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Capstone a success for second Mechanical Engineering class

Dream it. Design it. Build it. Refine It. That is exactly what four senior Mechanical Engineering students did throughout their time at Dunwoody. Their capstone project was no exception.

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Academic Excellence Winner — Elizabeth Rivas, Mechanical Engineering

“Liz has been motivated, conscientious, and dedicated since day one,” Jonathan Aurand, Associate Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering, said. “Her commitment to her studies and her classmates has been top-notch. Her attendance and academic performance are stellar, and she is greatly deserving of this recognition.”

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Foundry experience returns to Dunwoody

Mechanical Engineering students create aluminum wrenches

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Controls Engineering Lab

Assemble and program the industrial controls used in discrete manufacturing and advanced process control applications.

  • 24 Allen Bradley L18ERM CompactLogix PLCs
  • 24 Allen Bradley PanelView HMIs
  • 24 Kinetix Motion Controllers
  • 24 Powerflex VFDs
  • 24 Cognex Machine Vision Systems
  • Emerson Process Controls & Instrumentation

Engineering, Materials, Mechanics & Metrology Lab

Open to all manufacturing and engineering students (and those with training on the equipment), this lab brings together equipment for additive manufacturing, material testing, measurement, and CNC simulation.

  • Two Stratasys Fortus 250 3D Printers
  • One Stratasys F370 3D Printer
  • One Fortus 400 3D Printer
  • Two MakerBot 3D Printers
  • Two Zeiss Duramax Coordinate Measurement Machines
  • Two MTS Criterion Tensile/Shear/Compression Testers
  • 7 Haas CNC Controller Simulators
  • One Zeiss Stemi 305 Microscope

Basic Electricity Lab

Complete projects that help you learn the fundamentals of electricity, including how to analyze, design, build, and test series, parallel and combination AC and DC circuits.

  • 12 Digital Oscilloscopes
  • 12 DC power supplies and AC function generators
  • 12 Elenco circuit prototyping stations
  • 12 NIDA 130E Microprocessor trainers
  • 1 LPKF S62 PCB Mill

Gene Haas Manufacturing Innovation Lab

Learn to program CNC milling and turning operations and develop the tooling used in modern manufacturing processes like injection molding and metal stamping.

  • 10 Haas CNC Mini Mills
  • 2 Haas VF2 Mills
  • Haas ST-10 Lathe
  • Sodick Wire EDM
  • Charmilles Sinker EDM
  • Cincinatti Injection Mold Press


Learn to cast metal with an industrial kiln.

  • 1 VK Industrial Kiln
  • Various crucibles and pouring equipment
  • Sand casting molds and tools