Offered as: major | minor
Place yourself at the forefront of developing technologies by earning a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers design and develop anything that can be thought of as a machine, as well as the tools and processes necessary to make man-made products. Encompassing a wide range of fields, the discipline includes the study of energy transformations, manufacturing, mechanical systems, and material science.
With a degree in mechanical engineering, you'll have the ability to work in a diverse range of careers including scientific research, product manufacturing, product design, power generation, military analysis, and operations of complex systems such as nuclear reactors. Mechanical engineers are also increasingly finding opportunities in medical research fields and in biofuel applications.
Mechanical Engineering Major
Our program emphasizes hands-on education by providing small lab sections and lab and computer facilities dedicated to undergraduate teaching.
You'll choose from courses in manufacturing, materials science, design, fluid mechanics, control theory, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and robotics. The culmination of your work will be your senior project, which allows you to solve real-life engineering problems.
For the BS in mechanical engineering, you'll complete 40 credits in mechanical engineering courses and a total of 123 credits overall.
The department offers a BS degree in mechanical engineering with an option in manufacturing: the transformation of raw materials into useful products through the use of the most effective methods.
Manufacturing engineers determine the equipment, tools, and processes required to convert the design of a product into reality. They apply analytical skills to discover the optimal combination of machinery, materials, and methods needed to keep production costs and time low.
Mechanical Engineering minor
With the minor in mechanical engineering, you have the option to specialize in controls, design, manufacturing, and thermal sciences—or you may choose an open path of studies.
For the minor, you'll complete 20 to 22 credits.
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