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Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Specialization

  • Materials and Design

    Materials, Solid Mechanics, Manufacturing, Engineering Design

    Design Engineering
  • Thermal Sciences and Energy

    Energy, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Aerodynamics

    Thermofluids and Energy
  • Mechatronics and Automation

    Robotics, Mechatronics, Automation, Aerospace, Instrumentation, Dynamics, Controls, Machine Learning

    Mechatronics and Automation
  • Bioengineering and Health

    Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics, Healthcare Engineering

    Biomedical Engineering
  • Innovation and Outreach

    Entrepreneurship, Engineering Education, Sustainability

    Materials and Manufacturing

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

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