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 mechanical engineering student R.J. McCoy plays a major role in producing trucks during an internship at Navistar in Springfield.
Johana Barrientos was recognized for creating a poster that explains her research on a complicated heart disease it in a detailed, colorful and reader-friendly way.

Department News

Power surge

Wright State associate professor Rory Roberts helps engineering students launch careers in aerospace propulsion
Rory Roberts, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, designs his courses with hands-on experiences to give his students invaluable real-world lessons.

Military models

Five Wright State Army ROTC grads honored nationally as Distinguished Military Graduates
Distinguished Military Graduates made up 50 percent of Wright State’s Army ROTC commissioning class.

Junior Jesse Everette named Intern of the Year by College of Engineering and Computer Science

Jesse Everette has interned for nearly two years at the Dayton-Phoenix Group, learning about HVAC and electrical systems, vibration and psychometric testing, and testing fixtures and new products.

 

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