Students working on a component of a Formula One racecar for the York College engineering program

Mechanical Engineering

From day one, you'll be doing hands-on projects. Seeing your ideas come to life is just part of the program.

We don’t waste time getting you involved in doing projects. There’s so much to learn about being a mechanical engineer, and you’ll find at York College, you learn by doing. We require students to do a three-semester co-op where you’ll work full time — fantastic real world experience plus income to boot.

Students love our large-scale capstone design projects too. Recent projects have included an automated greenhouse, formula-style and off-road race cars, automated bike rental station and drones to help farmers monitor their land. The Mechanical Engineering program at York College is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Overview of our mechanical engineering program, where hands-on projects are emphasized. Download a transcript of this video.
Engineering Equipment

Mechanical engineeringYour future in

Our graduates work for American Hydro, Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, RMF Engineering, Teleflex and United Technologies. Career options for York College engineering graduates cover the range from entry-level engineering positions in industry, business, and government to advanced study leading to graduate degrees. Possible 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, and more
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Kinsley Engineering Center
Renovated in 2008 with design input from faculty, staff and students, Kinsley Engineering Center houses our entire program. You’ll have 24/7 access, computer access, study nooks, locker space, a canteen area — it’s a second home of sorts for our dedicated students.
Computer Science Lab
Computer Science Labs
Use our visualization lab and the 3-D projection system for your senior design projects. Take advantage of the high-performance Linux cluster in the Software Engineering Lab and its 24 PCs.
York College engineering professors use hands-on learning with professional equipment.
Engineering Labs
We offer seven specialized lab settings: Automation and Robotics; Electronic Instrumentation; Embedded Systems; Signal Processing and Communication; Power Systems and Energy Conversion; Thermodynamics, Fluids and Heat Transfer; and Materials Science and Engineering.
The Kinsley Engineering Center has a full machine technology lab with metal and woodworking equipment
Harry E.Zumbrun Machining Technology Lab
We’ve dedicated 5,500-square feet for industry-standard machines and power tools of all sizes. You’ll get to start using them freshman year, learning shop safety and basic operation. You’ll have access to our weld shop and wood shop, too.
Civil Engineering Center ribbon cutting ceremony
Civil Engineering Center
The Civil Engineering Center opened in 2018. The Center provides engineering students with state-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces to gain hands-on, practical experience.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Contact Us
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department
Stephen Kuchnicki, Ph.D.
Chair, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 102
Phone: 717.815.1547