If your passion is learning how things work by taking them apart and successfully putting them back together, the Mechanical Engineering major at Alfred University is a great fit for you. The program is accredited by ABET and is an ideal education for students looking to enter into industry, develop of their own company, or for a variety of opportunities in education, aerospace, automotive, chemical, and government agencies.
During the first year, you will take Introduction to Engineering, Computer-Aided Design, and Mechanical Engineering Explorations lab, in addition to foundation courses in math, chemistry, and physics. Throughout your studies, you will get opportunities to design and build things as you learn about solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. As a senior, you will undertake a year-long senior design project, learning how to function as an effective group member within a realistic, job-like environment. A sample of current projects includes the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini-Baja, American Society of Mechanical (ASME) Human Powered Vehicle Competition (HPVC) and Vex Robotics Competition (VRC).
International students must submit original or certified copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts or records of grades to-date and showing proof of graduation. These must be prepared and authorized by the student's home institution and be accompanied by a certified English translation.
International student records must be evaluated by either the World Evaluation Services organization (WES) or Education Evaluators International (EEI).
You must submit an essay with either the Alfred University Application or Common Application.
At least one letter of recommendation from a school counselor or academic instructor is required. These can be uploaded to the Common Application or sent directly to our office.
Additional recommendations from work supervisors, pastors, etc. can be very helpful.
International students are required to submit official English proficiency scores. We currently accept the following examinations:
On a case-by-case basis we also consider completion of an ELS program at authorized partner ELS schools. Consult our counselors for details.
A bank statement must be provided at the time the application is submitted. An application cannot be reviewed without proof of funds. Although Alfred University provides a generous scholarship package to our accepted students we cannot always provide full funding, therefore, you will need to show that you have enough funds to cover your housing, meals, student fees, and some of your tuition. For an exact amount of what is needed please see our financial certification form. If a student has an external scholarship they must provide a letter of guarantee from the sponsor showing total yearly amount and scholarship duration (aka how many years the student will be receiving the scholarship). All terms for the scholarship must also be included as it relates to academic, immigration, or employment requirements.
This form shows that a student or their financial sponsor is willing and able to cover all required educational costs and travel costs for the student to arrive to campus safely and successfully complete their degree. Please use this link to access the form or access from your application portal.
You must have a valid passport that shows it will be valid through the first year of a student's program. For example, if you matriculate in August 2022, the passport you provide must not expire until at least August 2023. If a student needs to defer for any reason they must provide an updated copy of passport if their passport expires prior to one-year from their new matriculation date.
Applicants to the School of Art and Design are required to submit a portfolio.