Departments
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • Educational Excellence

    Professor Greg Mason wins 2015 Faculty Innovation Award in the College of Science and Engineering as a leader in discovering and applying groundbreaking teaching practices in his classroom. His work has been awarded National Science Foundation’s and other external funding and has been published in leading educational journals; he has received four best paper awards at ASEE Annual Conferences, venues with around thousand papers accepted for publication each year. Dr. Mason always puts students first!

    Dean Quinn awards Dr Mason the Faculty Innovation Award
    Dean Quinn awards Dr. Mason the Faculty Innovation Award

    Our Mission

    The mission of the mechanical engineering program at Seattle University isto provide educational opportunities for students seeking to enter the mechanical engineering profession, so that they can achieve competence in the field while recognizing their social responsibilities. The program provides a strong foundation in the areas of mathematics, basic sciences, engineering theory and practice, and the humanities and social sciences. It encourages further self-development and life-long intellectual achievement through personal reflection. Additionally, the program seeks to build student skills in written and oral communication, socially, economically and environmentally responsible decision making, and professionalism.

    windmill_smEnergy & Environment  Renewable energy, biofuels, and energy conservation technologies for power production, transportation, refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning.

    Robotics & Machineries Design of mechanical systems or components ranging from autonomous robots, automated precision tooling, steering mechanisms, to bicycle derailleurs.

    Surgical RobotMedical Devices  Design of mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices, such as artificial limbs and implants, surgical robots, artificial hearts and blood insulin testing equipment.

    Transportation Design of automotive components used in both passenger and commercial vehicles, including hybrid engines, suspension, safety systems and fuel-saving measure.

    Kenworth Hybrid Truck

    Research & Education Innovative research and development efforts in industry, university, or government labs. Advancing the knowledge in the key emerging area of mechanical engineering.

    Energy & Environment Renewable energy, biofuels, and energy conservation technologies for power production, transportation, refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning.