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Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program

Mechanical engineering includes all aspects of design, development, control, and manufacture of mechanical systems and energy conversion systems. Mechanical engineering is essential to the proper design and manufacture of nearly every physical product in our modern world. As such, mechanical engineers are a fundamental resource for most industries, and they work in interdisciplinary environments. Mechanical engineers must have the ability to see broad perspectives across disciplines and industries and yet solve very local and specialized problems.

The undergraduate curricu­lum addresses the education and training of mechanical engineering students and concentrates on two technical areas:

  1. Design and analysis of thermofluid systems for effective use of energy; and
  2. Design, analysis, and control of mechanical systems including the study of materials used in engineering.
Educational efforts are chan­neled to expand the skills of prospective engineers not only in understanding funda­mentals but also in developing competence in analyzing engineering systems.