BS Mechanical Engineering

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT USA

The Montana State University BS Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs. 

ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.  Telephone: 1+406-347-7700.

M&IE Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department is to serve the State of Montana, the region, and the nation by providing outstanding leadership and contributions in knowledge discovery, student learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and service to community and profession.

ME Program Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program at Montana State University is to prepare students for successful Mechanical Engineering careers, responsible citizenship, and continued intellectual growth.

ME Program Educational Objectives

Mechanical Engineering graduates will have the ability to:

     I.  Undertake professional careers;

    II.  Solve problems using engineering skills and methods;

   III.  Regularly communicate using modern tools;

   IV.  Work productively in a team environment;

    V.  Acquire new knowledge and skills.


ME Student Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering graduates will demonstrate upon graduation:

(1)  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

(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.

(3)  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

(4)  An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.

(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.

(6)  An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

(7)  An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


ME Undergraduate Student enrollment for Last Five Years *

Year Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Total
Fall 2023 228 189 187 276 880
Fall 2022 254 202 158 292 906
Fall 2021 302 177 159 327 965
Fall 2020 278 178 168 343 967
Fall 2019 248 204 196 327 975

*Data taken from the Office of Planning and Analysis, Report G:

ME Undergraduate Student Graduation for Last 5 Years

Academic Year Summer Fall Spring Total
2022 - 2023 3 49 135 187
2021 - 2022 3 53 125 181
2020 - 2021 4 47 107 158
2019 - 2020 2 42 118
2018 - 2019 7 48 107