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.

Careers

  • Automotive engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Controls engineer
  • Computer aided designer
  • Design engineer
  • Electronics cooling engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Packaging engineer
  • Fluid power engineer

What you’ll study

Your first year provides a foundation of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Your second and third years are devoted to the core topics:

  • Dynamics
  • Solid mechanics
  • Materials engineering
  • Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer

Your last year focuses on a chosen professional area through technical electives, specialized labs, and a capstone design project.Using modern computer-based tools, you’ll gain hands-on design and laboratory experience throughout the program.

An optional co-op technical program is available, in addition to 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.