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Purdue's mechanical engineering program balances theory and practice. Our strong curriculum gives students a solid grounding in the theory behind traditional and emerging areas in mechanical engineering and provides a strong hands-on component through labs, design and building activities and student machine shops. Students also can apply what they have learned through one-on-one research with a faculty member in their chosen area of interest. Our graduates depart with a rich understanding of engineering theories, along with an ability to apply these theories to real-life problems in real-life situations.

Purdue mechanical engineering selected for national diversity effort

The School of Mechanical Engineering is taking action to increase diversity and expand the size of underrepresented minorities in the student body through a NSF-funded and WEPAN/ASME run program called "Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity" (TECAID). 

The School has been chosen as one of five mechanical engineering programs in the country to participate in this project to better attract and retain underrepresented mintority students and faculty. The educational goal of TECAID is to advance diversity and inclusion through intensive professional development, expert consultation, and a virtual learning community of participating ME department leaders and faculty.

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