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

Alex Vehre applies knowledge learned in Wright State's mechanical engineering program in his Air Force Research Laboratory internship.
Grace Beckman, a mechanical engineering and stage management major, is part of the team producing "Mamma Mia!" in the Festival Playhouse.

Department News

Engineering and Computer Science students earn Dayton Workforce Partnership scholarships

"Over the years, we have awarded by far more scholarships to Wright State students than all other area colleges," said Ron Adler.

State grant to provide Wright State engineering and computer science students with equipment to train in advanced manufacturing, data science

Students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and at Lake Campus will be able to use the equipment to hone new skills needed in Industry 4.0 jobs.

Building new wings

Wright State mechanical engineering students created a system to automate a transonic dual-plane wing, a design that could enable aircraft to fly higher and faster.

 

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