Texas University gets First Mechanical Engineering Degree Program


St. Mary’s University in Texas recently created a new mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree, one of two schools in the city of San Antonio to offer it, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. Although the school already offers five other engineering degrees, university officials are hoping the new program will better meet the rising demand for mechanical engineers. The article cites a Bureau of Labor Statistics prediction that positions for mechanical engineers will increase by nine percent from 2010 to 2020.

The major will require students to complete an internship, an industry-sponsored design project and prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in order to obtain an engineering license, according to a university release.

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