Spring Arbor University Launches New Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program

Spring Arbor University | October 20, 2020

Spring Arbor University (SAU) announces its new Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, set to begin Fall 2021. The program will join SAU's Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program within the university's new School of Engineering, which welcomed its first class of students last fall. Both programs are under the direction of Dr. Ronald DeLap, Chair of the Engineering Department at SAU. DeLap, an experienced engineer and professor, has successfully led several university-level engineering programs. The mechanical engineering program, offered to traditional undergraduate students on SAU's Spring Arbor campus, will help fill a growing need for engineers in the U.S. economy. In addition to high current demand, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 4 percent increase in employment in the next decade as well as a strong starting salary of more than $88,000 per year. Built around NASA's Engineering Design Process, the program will prepare students for their future careers by emphasizing teamwork, theory, design and project building. Furthermore, the standards and equipment in SAU's engineering classrooms and labs are consistent with those found in professional settings.

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