Mechanical Engineering Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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Mechanical Engineering Degree

The mechanical engineering program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers in design, implementation, and operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery. The program focuses on applying mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems. Program courses include: stationary power units and appliances, engines, self-propped vehicles, housing and containers, hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement, and integration of computers and remote control operating systems. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer mechanical engineering degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WVU has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

Bachelor's Degree138
Master's Degree23

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)

American Indian1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien32

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Mechanical Engineering program at West Virginia University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Architectural and Engineering Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, architectural and engineering managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.0% from 2014 to 2024

Cost Estimators


Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Aerospace Engineers


Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Mechanical Engineers


Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, mechanical engineers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Morgantown, WV
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $42.97
    • Average Annual Salary: $89380

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in West Virginia

Mechanical Engineering programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Montgomery, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 8 students completed this program


  • Mechanical Engineering (B)

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