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Mechanical Engineering

Program Overview

Program Overview

At our core, engineers are professional problem solvers. We see unmet needs, understand the constraints on choices, use mathematics to solve simplified models and get our hands dirty to test for solutions. 

Join a program where everyone knows your name. Our small class sizes and elite faculty lend themselves to your personal success and challenge you to integrate faith and learning. You’ll also be taught in an environment built for engineering — our brand new building is home to small classrooms, study spaces, an innovation studio with the latest tools, cutting-edge laboratories and a machine shop. 

With unique opportunities like engineering missions, professional societies, world-class partnerships and innovative design projects, you’ll thrive and grow here. And once you graduate, you’ll join your peers studying in top-ranked graduate programs or working for some of the world’s best companies.

Our program is ABET-accredited.



View the list of courses for the Mechanical Engineering, B.S. required below.

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Job placement rate


Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.


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Our Faculty

  • David Collao headshot

    David Collao

    Assistant Professor

    Collao is a Lipscomb alumnus who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Next, he earned Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Tennessee...

    Meet David Collao
  • Kirsten Dodson headshot

    Kirsten Dodson

    Associate Professor & Chair

    Dodson is the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering's first faculty member to have received an undergraduate engineering degree from Lipscomb to return to teaching at the college full-time. Dodson...

    Meet Kirsten Dodson
  • Richard Gregory headshot

    Richard Gregory


    Gregory has spent all but one of his years teaching at Lipscomb. He brings four years of industry experience in the automotive industry, working on the design and testing of...

    Meet Richard Gregory
  • Fort Gwinn headshot

    Fort Gwinn

    Adjunct Faculty

    Gwinn has taught at Lipscomb for the majority of his nearly 20 years of teaching experience and brings 22 years of work experience in the aerospace and automotive testing industry...

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Career Paths

Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Aerospace Engineers

Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.