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:

  • Dynamics
  • 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.