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

Rachel Evans, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Wright State University, researched new manufacturing technologies during a summer internship.
Wright State mechanical engineering student R.J. McCoy plays a major role in producing trucks during an internship at Navistar in Springfield.

Department News

Wright State offers 3D printing demonstration at governor’s Air Force Museum event

Display operated by the College of Engineering and Computer Science enabled students to learn the 3D printing process and get creative with it.

Engineering chair Joseph Slater played leadership role at American Institute of Aerospace and Astronautics forum

Joseph Slater helped organized 101 sessions at the five-day forum, during which 479 papers were presented.

Pit stop

Wright State engineering students Ryan Slater and Alex Vehre find artistic outlet in pit orchestras
Freshmen roommates Ryan Slater and Alex Vehre have engineering and a love for playing music in common.

 

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