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

Wright State University engineering alumnus Joe Bozeman studies the environmental impact of food consumption along racial lines.
When Wright State mechanical engineering student Jack Stafford went to work during the fall 2019 semester, just a short distance away was the Nobel Prize Museum.

Department News

Growing season

Popularity and success of the Lake Campus engineering program is booming after 10 years
The Lake Campus engineering program has become a gold mine of talent for local employers who love the students' strong work ethic.

Food for thought

Wright State engineering alumnus Joe Bozeman makes his mark with environmental and sociological research
Wright State University engineering alumnus Joe Bozeman studies the environmental impact of food consumption along racial lines.

Patent performance

Wright State grad Carl Pickl awarded a patent for an Air Force wind tunnel device
Carl Pickl, who graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, received a patent for a device he designed while working at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

 

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