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.

Degrees and Programs

Success Stories

Dhanashri Desai, who graduated from Wright State in May with a master's degree in mechanical engineering, returned to her native India for a valuable internship.
As part of his internship, Joseph Carroll, a mechanical engineering major at Wright State, experimented with high-intensity light to kill weeds.

Department News

Wright State University receives $2.5 million estate gift

The estate of the late Klaus and Anna Otten funds scholarships in the Wright State College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Brian Rigling named dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Brian Rigling had served as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science since July 2018.

College of Engineering and Computer Science named leader in inclusive excellence

The American Society for Engineering Education recognized the Wright State College of Engineering and Computer Science for supporting groups underrepresented in engineering.

 

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