Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Mechanical and Materials Engineering is one of the fastest-growing academic departments at Wright State, with the number of students having increased 30 percent since 2013. The 237 graduates in the Fall 2018 commencement were the most in the 30-year history of the program, and included the first graduate of the new aerospace engineering program. You can choose from nine majors, minors, and graduate degree programs as well as three “4+1” programs that allow you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years. You can enroll in fascinating classes in additive manufacturing, powder processing, metal forming, nano-manufacturing, turbo machinery, mechanical design, and structural analysis. Learn from faculty members active in research and international conferences. Expand your opportunities by taking advantage of our connections with the Air Force Research Laboratory as well as many local manufacturing firms. Recent graduates are employed by DMAX, General Electric, Honda, and Emerson Climate Control.

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Success Stories

Wright State mechanical engineering student R.J. McCoy plays a major role in producing trucks during an internship at Navistar in Springfield.
Johana Barrientos was recognized for creating a poster that explains her research on a complicated heart disease it in a detailed, colorful and reader-friendly way.

Department News

Wright State engineering professor Amir Farajian wins $91,000 defense grant for equipment in nanomaterials research

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will use the award to acquire equipment to study atom-thin sheets of carbon for materials that could be used in electronics and aircraft.

Wright State professor Caroline Cao elected Fellow and secretary-treasurer-elect of national ergonomics organization

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors and ergonomics professionals.

Eight Wright State computer, engineering and business degree programs receive national re-accreditation

Programs offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Raj Soin College of Business received re-accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

 

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