Mechanical Engineering - Major Map

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Because mechanical engineering is perhaps the broadest of all engineering disciplines, the program at OSU-Tulsa provides not only excellent grounding in all engineering fundamentals, but also allows some flexibility in selecting technical electives to suit the student’s interests. Mechanical engineering students extend their study of the engineering sciences and consider applications of fundamental principles and analysis tools to the solution of real technological problems of society. Some design courses involve students in the solution of authentic, current and significant engineering problems provided by industrial firms. Others may help smaller firms that need assistance with the development of new products. Students in Tulsa study and research at OSU-Tulsa’s state-of-the-art Helmerich Research Center.


TRANSFER MAP COURSES INCLUDE • Fluid Mechanics • Materials Science • Thermal Fluids • Computer Methods in Analysis and Design • Engineering Economic Analysis

Evening and hybrid courses make it easy for students to pursue a degree while working.

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS • 40 hours must be upper-division. • A 2.50 overall and major GPA, with “C” or better in each course that is a prerequisite for a major course are required for graduation. • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU. Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; eight transfer correspondence hours.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? OSU is one of the best values in the Big 12 and has lower tuition and fees than many Tulsaarea schools and online-only institutions. Students taking 15 credit hours (full time) will pay approximately $7,865.25 per semester in tuition and fees and an estimated $630 for books and supplies. (Estimates based on 2021-2022 tuition and fee charges. Books and supplies will vary based on classes taken each semester.) Visit our online tuition estimator for most current pricing: OSU-Tulsa offers financial aid, scholarships and tuition waivers, with several dedicated specifically to transfer students. Possible options for Mechanical Engineering majors include: • OSU-Tulsa Transfer Tuition Waiver Scholarship or • Regents Distinguished Transfer-Waiver Scholarship

• Samson Endowed Scholarship

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Use this chart below to see how long it will take you to complete your bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa if you transfer with 60 credit hours from your two-year institution. If you transfer with fewer than 60 credit hours, the number of semesters will increase accordingly. CREDIT HOURS/SEMESTER










You can increase the credit hours you take each semester by taking classes online or in a hybrid format, where classes meet one or two times in person and the rest of the time online.

Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 918-594-8273 or to learn more. YOUR MAP. YOUR DEGREE. YOUR CAREER.

Your Map to Success

Steps to take on your way to earning your OSU degree in Tulsa: FRESHMAN YEAR @ TWO-YEAR SCHOOL Meet with your academic advisor. Meet with an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor.

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Complete admissions application to OSU. Meet with your academic advisor.

OSU-Tulsa has representatives on TCC campuses regularly and academic counselors that you can meet with by appointment.

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Meet with an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to discuss how the credits you’re taking will transfer. Connect with faculty at OSU-Tulsa to learn more about the program and introduce yourself. Your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor can help with this. Submit your FAFSA with school code 003170 along with your OSU application to be considered for scholarships and financial aid.

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Attend Transfer Day in the spring or fall to finalize your transfer to OSU-Tulsa.


JUNIOR YEAR @ OSU-TULSA Meet with your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to choose your classes.

Meet with your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to make sure you’re on track to graduate.

Network with your peers and build experience for your resume by joining a student organization.

Complete graduation application prior to the beginning of your final semester.

Consider adding a minor or certificate to gain additional skills or pursue your unique interests.

Volunteer or complete an internship to gain valuable experience in your field.

Polish your research skills by attending workshops at the OSU-Tulsa Library.

Consider participating in research with faculty.

Research graduate degree and certificate options. Connect with OSU-Tulsa Career Services to explore internship opportunities and discuss your career goals.

Transfer admission requirements: 2.00 GPA for 60+ hours; 2.25 GPA for 24-59 hours; 2.25 GPA plus high school admissions requirements for 7-23 hours.

CAREER PATHS • Aerospace engineer • Architectural and engineering manager • Automotive engineer • Contracting engineer • Design engineering manager • Energy engineer • Lab manager • Maintenance engineer


Attend Career Services workshops for job searching, resumes and interviews, then attend the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair. Apply to jobs or graduate programs. Walk in OSU-Tulsa’s Graduation Ceremony.

POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS • Manufacturing plant manager • Mechanical drafter • Mechanical engineer • Mechanical engineering technologist • Nuclear engineer • Petroleum engineer • Project manager • Quality assurance engineer

• Federal, state, tribal and local government • Defense contractors • Oil and gas companies • Biotechnology corporations • Manufacturers • Consumer electronics companies • Software publishers • Power and utility companies • Telecommunications companies • Aerospace and aviation companies • Architectural firms

• Automobile companies • Banks and financial services corporations • Pharmaceutical companies • Construction and building companies • Consulting firms • Startups

Some of these careers may require extra training or education.

SALARY POTENTIAL In 2020, OSU Mechanical Engineering graduates reported an average salary of $64,461 and a high salary of $101,000 per year.

GRADUATE STUDY Mechanical Engineering graduates often continue their education by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or graduate certificate. Related graduate programs available at OSU-Tulsa include: • • • • •

Engineering and Technology Management (master’s) Environmental Science (master’s and doctoral) Industrial Engineering and Management (master’s) Materials Science and Engineering (master’s and doctoral) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (master’s)


OSU-TULSA PROSPECTIVE STUDENT SERVICES 918-594-8355 | | Interested in pursuing this program at OSU in Stillwater? We can put you in touch with a transfer admissions counselor.

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