Mechanical Engineering Major

Are you the type of person who wonders how things work, likes to take things apart, and enjoys building things and improving them? Are you inquisitive, a critical thinker and detail oriented? These are all characteristics of successful mechanical engineering students. As a mechanical engineer at York College, one of the best mechanical engineering schools in pa, you could work in nearly every sector of our economy including energy systems, advanced materials, biomedical devices, environmental products and enhancements, manufacturing and automation machines and processes, and the solutions to an endless array of technical problems. Upon graduation you might end up designing machines to make candy bars or the next generation of transportation systems for land, sea, air and space.

Careers in Mechanical Engineering

As an engineering graduate of York College, you will have a variety of career options.

Careers include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Facilities
  • Automation Controls and Instrumentation Design
  • Equipment Design and Production
  • Energy Production, Utilization and Management
  • Engineering Systems Analysis and Synthesis
  • Materials Characterization and Engineering
  • Product Research and Development
  • Graduate Study in Engineering, Business, Law or Medicine

Professionalism is...


Rebecca Dippel "is being in the right place, at the right time...and being prepared."




Rebecca Dippel,




Learn more about all things professional at York College.


Co-op Program

Engineering Co-operative work experience is a requirement for all Engineering students. Through this program you will have the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience with paid professional engineering work in industry. Learn more about our Co-op program.



ABET Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering major at York College is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.



Faculty Spotlight

Tristan Ericson, Ph.D. is the newest member of our Mechanical Engineering faculty. 

Learn More about Professor Ericson.