The mission of the mechanical engineering program is to provide students with a world-class, accredited mechanical engineering education within a liberal arts environment. Social responsibility and pursuit of excellence are central to the program mission. In addition to maintaining high standards of academic achievement, professional behavior and ethical conduct, the program provides students with a broad mechanical engineering foundation and depth in selected areas of their choice.  

The mechanical engineering program at AUC prepares students for entry-level professional practice in the mechanical engineering discipline, both locally and internationally. The program instills in students the desire for lifelong learning that enhances professional growth throughout their careers. 


The mechanical engineering program at AUC graduates a mechanical engineer who, within a few years of graduation, fulfills societal needs with consideration to ethical and environmental issues in one or more of the following roles:

  • A professional team member in a multidisciplinary environment, local or global

  • A leader in mechanical engineering through promotion, or professional development and certification

  • A successful member of an advanced academic or research organization

  • A successful entrepreneur