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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.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State's undergraduate engineering programs as No. 150 among hundreds of engineering programs across the nation. The program faculty are dedicated to student success and offer one-on-one support to all students. The university is also located in Dayton, Ohio, a hub of technical expertise in industrial engineering, human factors engineering, aerospace, unmanned aerial systems, engineering innovation, and more for internships and future career advancement.
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.
Wright State University engineering alumnus Joe Bozeman studies the environmental impact of food consumption along racial lines.
Logan Blazier, a mechanical engineering student at Wright State, works part-time at a local defense contractor learning to build high-level engineering systems.
View the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.
Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify your desired major on the application. If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college.
The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.
Annual Student Enrollment: 288 at Dayton Campus in Fall 2023
80 at Lake Campus in Fall 2023
Graduation Data: 66 at Dayton Campus (Summer 2022-Spring 2023)
17 at Lake Campus (Summer 2022-Spring 2023)
The program educational objectives for the Mechanical Engineering program are:
Students who complete the B.S. in mechanical engineering will have: