Mechanical engineering is concerned with all forms of energy conversion and transmission; the flow of fluids and heat; the development, design, and operation of machinery and equipment, material structure and properties; and transportation processes. The course of study is designed to give the student fundamental preparation to enter the fields of research, design, operation, production, sales, or management.
The Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department is structured into three major academic areas: materials science engineering, thermal-fluid science engineering, and systems and design engineering. From these three major areas, a student can develop an emphasis area of study by utilizing the various technical elective courses in the major academic areas or an emphasis area could be directed toward studies in aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, robotics, biomedical engineering, computational methods, and others depending upon the technical courses available and the interest of the student.
Major: Mechanical Engineering (undergraduate bulletin information)
Minor: Engineering Mechanics (undergraduate bulletin information)
- A minor in Engineering Mechanics provides students in other engineering areas (Civil, Mechanical, etc.) the opportunity to undertake additional studies in mechanics, beyond the Statics/Elastic Bodies/Dynamics sequence. Specifically, students are required to take 12 credits in Mechanics. These credits may overlap with the technical electives from the student's own department. To obtain a minor in Engineering Mechanics, students must complete a form (obtained from the Dean's Office) stating they are officially pursuing a minor in Engineering Mechanics. This form must be signed by the student's academic adviser.
- TUTORING for ENGM courses