Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineers design and develop everything you think of as a machine—from an artificial liver to power tools. We design:
- everything that is mechanical—wheels and axles, airplane bodies, pumps, hard drives, heart-lung machines, and much more
- systems that produce power and systems that consume power, such as refrigeration equipment, elevators, and loud-speakers
- all the tools and processes necessary to make an infinite variety of products: from robots that assemble cars to methods for shaping metals and plastics
Mechanical engineering is an extremely broad field, extending from the technology to freeze living tissue to the exploration of ocean currents. Join us in this exciting, challenging, and rewarding profession.