Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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Why Choose Mechanical Engineering?

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.

Careers

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.

Our graduates are employed by:

  • AK Steel
  • BerrieHill Research Corporation
  • BWI Group
  • Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Heapy Engineering
  • Hobart Corp.
  • Honda of America Manufacturing
  • Konecranes
  • KTH Parts
  • Mahle Behr
  • Midmark
  • Navistar International Corporation
  • Materials Resources LLC
  • NuVasive Manufacturing, LLC.
  • Ranly Design Innovations
  • Sierra Lobo
  • Tenneco
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • YASKAWA Motoman Robotics

Our Graduates work as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Coordinator
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Sales Engineers

It's never too early—or too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

Real World Experience

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.

Success Stories

Logan Blazier, a mechanical engineering student at Wright State, works part-time at a local defense contractor learning to build high-level engineering systems.
A mechanical engineering major at Wright State, Molly Donovan primarily works on 3D modeling and meshing.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.

Admission

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. 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.

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

ABET Accreditation

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Annual Student Enrollment:

  • 672 in Spring 2014
  • 838 in Spring 2015

Graduation Data:

  • 67 in 2013
  • 78 in 2014

Educational Objectives:

The program educational objectives for the Mechanical Engineering program are:

  • Objective 1: Be employed in the engineering profession or pursuing graduate studies
  • Objective 2: Successfully compete in a globally integrated environment
  • Objective 3: Be engaged in life-long learning through continuing education and other avenues in a rapidly changing technical environment

Student Outcomes:

Students who complete the B.S. in mechanical engineering will have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • an ability to communicate effectively.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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