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.
- Alternative energy
- Automotive engineer
- Biomedical engineer
- Controls engineer
- Computer aided designer
- Design engineer
- Electronics cooling engineer
- Environmental engineer
- Packaging engineer
- Fluid power engineer
The first year provides a foundation of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. The second and third years are devoted to the core topics:
- Solid mechanics
- Materials engineering
- Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer
The fourth year focuses on a chosen area of the profession through technical electives, specialized labs, and a capstone design project. 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 well as an integrated five-year program for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering.
The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.