Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program

 

Mechanical Engineering comprises a wide range of activities that include researching, designing, developing, manufacturing, managing and controlling engineering systems and their components. The many industrial sectors to which mechanical engineers make substantial contributions include aerospace/defense, automotive, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, chemical/petroleum, computers/electronics, construction, consumer/food products, energy/nuclear, engineering forensics, heavy/off-road equipment, engineering consulting, thermal systems, and graduate education among others.

Beyond these traditional roles, mechanical engineers are increasingly pursuing a number of non-traditional career paths including business/financial services, dentistry, education, engineering and public policy, education, law (patent law and intellectual property), and  medicine/healthcare (prosthetics, surgical robotics and instruments, human motion kinetics, etc.).

As such, mechanical engineering is the broadest of all of the engineering disciplines and provides the widest range of career opportunities.  Graduates of the School of Mechanical Engineering have gone on to become CEOs, entrepreneurs, chief engineers, business analysts, astronauts, faculty, physicians, dentists, patent lawyers, public policy leaders and entrepreneurs.


Careers in Mechanical Engineering

The many industrial sectors to which mechanical engineers make substantial contributions include aerospace/defense, automotive, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, chemical/petroleum, computers/electronics, construction, consumer/food products, energy/nuclear, engineering forensics, heavy/off-road equipment, engineering consulting, thermal systems, and graduate education among others.

Beyond these traditional roles, mechanical engineers are increasingly pursuing a number of non-traditional career paths including business/financial services, dentistry, education, engineering and public policy, education, law (patent law and intellectual property), and  medicine/healthcare (prosthetics, surgical robotics and instruments, human motion kinetics, etc.).

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), (http://www.abet.org).

 

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