Mechanical Engineering

Program Overview

The broadest and one of the oldest engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering involves the design, production, and operation of mechanical systems and thermal systems. Mechanical systems refer to the design of mechanisms and analysis of the strength of materials. Thermal systems include heat transfer, fluid flow, and methods of energy conversion.

This major prepares students to work in a wide array of fields, including the automotive and aerospace industries, manufacturing, electronics, mechatronics, and nanotechnologies.

Mechanical engineering is projected to experience faster than average growth in engineering services over the next several years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The curriculum encompasses 131 credits, and students can tailor their course work to different specializations. Specialized topics include biomechanics, energy conversion, laser-assisted materials processing, fracture mechanics, vibrations and combustion.

See the curriculum grid for students entering the university in the fall of 2020. 

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