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Mechanical engineering encompasses energy, transportation, bioengineering, environmental engineering, medical device design, heating and refrigeration, fluid power and fluid mechanics, manufacturing, and nanofabrication. A mechanical engineering degree is versatile, and mechanical engineers often work on team projects involving aeronautics, biomedicine, civil engineering, and electronics.
The first year provides a foundation of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. The second and third years are devoted to the core topics:
The last focuses on a chosen area of the profession through technical electives, specialized labs, and a capstone design experience. Hands-on design and laboratory experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and leverage modern computer-based tools.
An optional co-operative work training program is available, as is an integrated five-year program for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering.