Program Facts

  • GU Mechanical Engineering Facts

    • Gannon offers the only master’s degree in mechanical engineering in the region.
    • Gannon’s engineering graduates are offered up to five times as many jobs as the average college graduate.
    • Seniors in Gannon’s mechanical engineering program have the opportunity to specialize in energy; fluid and thermal systems; or mechanics, structures and machine design. Students work with their advisors to develop an individual course of study.
    • A five year cooperative professional practice program is also available. The student must meet the same course requirements of a four year student. Additionally, a total of four work sessions in industry are included.
    • Program provides excellent cooperative education/internship opportunities with local companies within the industry.
    • Gannon’s mechanical engineering graduates enjoy 100 percent job placement and 100 percent graduate school acceptance.

    Major Facts

    • The average starting salary of a mechanical engineer is in excess of $50,000.
    • IS professions are identified as a “high priority occupation” by the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis.
    • According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, salary offers for IS graduates average about $54,000 per year, with a range of $50,000 to $60,000.

    About the Program

    • The School of Engineering and Computer Science in cooperation with The Dahlkemper School of Business Administration offer a special program leading qualified undergraduates to a bachelor of science in engineering degree and a master of business administration (MBA) degree. This program is completed in five years of full-time study (including three summers).
    • Gannon mechanical engineering students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through student organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).