Close mobile menu
Three mech student working on robotics at a communal space

Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Specialization

Build the future

Mechanical engineering is an ever-evolving engineering discipline essential to our modern world.  Mechanical Engineers focus on designing, analyzing, manufacturing, instrumentation, and maintaining mechanical systems. Mechanical systems can range from simple machines like bicycles or wheelbarrows to complex systems like aircraft engines, robots, 3D printers, or the human body. Mechanical engineers apply principles of physics (statics and dynamics), mathematics, thermofluids, and material science to develop and improve mechanical systems and devices. 

Mechanical engineers have various career opportunities across multiple industries due to their adaptable skill sets and problem-solving abilities. Examples include design engineer, manufacturing engineering, research and development, project engineering/management, quality control, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), solar energy, nuclear power, and consulting. Mechanical engineering is a field that offers a wide array of opportunities and the chance to make a meaningful impact on the world through innovative solutions and technological advancements. 

By the numbers

455 Undergraduate Students

99 Graduate Students

21 Faculty Members

360+ Alumni

Our Mechanical Engineering Community

This is Lassonde: Podcast

Hear from the Lassonde Mechanical Engineering community.