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Mechanical engineers focus on the analysis, design, automation, fabrication, testing, evaluation, and optimization of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers are designers and problem solvers who are involved, in some way, with practically everything around us.
Historically, mechanical engineering (ME) includes two branches of study. The first deals with heat, fluids, and energy, such as combustion in a rocket engine, the wind and water flow past a racing yacht, or the design of a solar panel for a space station. The second area concerns force and motion in mechanical systems such as determining robot trajectories, analyzing automotive vibration and noise, and computing stress levels in the wings of a new aircraft.
Mechanical engineers are the leading designers of cars and airplanes, jet and rocket engines, robotics, and machinery. They design, build, and maintain machines of all sizes—massive to nano-sized.
With a degree in ME, you can work in engineering services, research and development, manufacturing industries, amusement parks, the federal government, and more.
It's never too early—or too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.
We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-op/internships, and/or service learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of mechanical engineering and work on mechanical engineering projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.
View the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.
If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college. Direct Admit status is only available to Direct From High School students who apply for fall admission, and have a 3.25 GPA or better and have no less than a 25 Comp ACT or 1160 SAT score. Direct Admit students are advised in the department of their major within the college.
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The program educational objectives for the Mechanical Engineering program are:
Students who complete the B.S. in mechanical engineering will have: