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Mechanical Engineering Major

A major in Mechanical Engineering at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of designing and building. Mechanical engineers create designs, build structures and evaluate performance of devices. Mechanical engineers deal with anything that moves — from large construction equipment to small nano-scale robots, and even the human body.

As you consider an array of Mechanical Engineering colleges near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for Mechanical Engineering taught with a Christian worldview. A Grace College Mechanical Engineering degree will help you make workable connections between industry here in the “Orthopaedic Capital of the World,” and the design control process, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in a Mechanical Engineering career. With a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in development engineering, biomechanics, robotics, and countless other areas. 

Future Mechanical Engineer, the way forward is Grace.


Grace College Engineering Program ABET Accredited

The Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Grace College is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET  under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering and similarly named Engineering Programs.

“Grace’s engineering program has been building to get to this point of ABET accreditation since I arrived in 2018,” said Dr. Fred Wentorf, director of the Department of Engineering at Grace. “This accreditation is assurance that our program meets the quality standards established by the profession. It is the same bar that is used to assess engineering programs of all sizes, including Purdue and MIT. ”

Educational Focus

  • Industry Relevancy
  • Hands-On Project Learning
  • Humanitarian Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Competitive Curriculum

Internship Opportunities

  • Zimmer Biomet
  • General Motors
  • Raytheon
  • Orthopediatrics
  • DePuy Synthes
  • Bosch
  • Paragon Medical
  • Medtronic
  • Tecomet
  • Cummins
  • Honda
  • Regal Beloit

Career Opportunities

  • Development Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Robotics
  • Biomechanics

Mechanical Engineering is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Strong in Mathematics
  • Analytical
  • Detail Oriented
  • Curious
  • Problem Solvers
  • Innovative
  • Goal Oriented
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Interested in Building Things

Featured Staff

Fred Wentorf Chair, Department of Engineering; Associate Professor of Engineering

Fred Wentorf, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Engineering; Associate Professor of Engineering
David Winyard Engineering

David C. Winyard Sr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Engineering

billion dollars in orthopedic revenue in Warsaw, Indiana, annually


Fortune 500 companies within five miles of campus


industry leaders on the Engineering Advisory Council to keep our program relevant and connected

Dr. Wentorf at Zimmer Biomet

Experienced Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff are expertly skilled in their fields and they care about your goals, future, and well being.

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Education with a Biblical Worldview

At the heart of a Grace education are academically challenging courses that are specifically designed to foster a thirst for character, competence, and service within the hearts and minds of our students.

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“The professors at Grace do an excellent job of making the work applicable. We did a ton of engineering projects where you were solving real-life engineering programs that didn’t have answers in the back of the book. As a new engineer, that is a critical skill to have – being able to solve problems that don’t have answers readily available.”

Cody Holmes, Grace College Student

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