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 primary academic areas:
- Materials science engineering
- Thermal-fluid science engineering
- Systems and design engineering
From these three areas, students can develop an emphasis area of study by using the various technical elective courses in the academic areas, or an emphasis area could be directed toward studies in aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, robotics, biomedical engineering, computational methods, and others depending on the technical courses available and the interest of the student.