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 joins semiconductor and microelectronic network for enabling cutting-edge research and technology development

Wright State is prepared to address the research and educational needs of the semiconductor and microelectronic industries and help students prepare for new career opportunities with those industries.

Michael Raymer appointed interim dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science

Michael L. Raymer has served as the chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering since 2021.

Graduation triumvirate

Siblings Melissa, Jacob and Joshua Ward graduated together as members of Wright State’s spring class of 2022
Wright State's spring commencement ceremonies were three times as special for the Ward family, who celebrated the graduation of siblings Melissa, Jacob and Joshua.

 

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