Mechanical Engineering is among the broadest and most versatile of the engineering professions. Mechanical engineering encompasses many diverse activities and fields of interest, including design for environment, machine design, solid mechanics, materials, environmentally conscious energy systems, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, combustion, control systems, manufacturing, or a combination of these fields as is often the case in the development of complex projects. Mechanical engineers can pursue careers in design, manufacturing, research and development, sales, management, and consulting.
The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to 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. The program seeks to build student skills in written and oral communication, socially, economically and environmentally responsible decision making, and professionalism.
Some details on departmental matters, such as information on the FE exam requirement, are found in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook