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

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

Wright State staff and faculty honored for excellence

Wright State University has recognized select staff and faculty members for their vital contributions to the university with Awards for Excellence.

2022 Excellence in Human Relations (Unclassified)

Heather Casto
Heather Casto, academic programming director, is known as the glue that holds together the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

2021–2022 Presidential Award for Outstanding NTE Faculty: Teaching

Craig Baudendistel
Craig Baudendistel, Ph.D., lecturer of mechanical and materials engineering, is known for having a positive impact on Wright State and local high school students.

 

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