The mechanical engineering curriculum prepares students for a wide variety of technical and professional fields having their roots in mechanical engineering - areas as diverse as aeronautics, aerospace,power generation, energy conversion and conservation, transportation, manufacturing, product design, robotics and controls, and others. Furthermore, because of the breadth of the mechanical engineering curriculum, graduates have the adaptability and flexibility to become part of the newest and most exciting technologies. Additionally, graduates of the program may use their educational background as preparation for a career in research and development, business, management, law, etc., in combination with suitable graduate education.
The Program Produces Graduates Who:
Practice mechanical engineering in Fluid Thermal/Energy Conversion and Machine System stems of the discipline in private, government or industrial organizations.
Practice mechanical engineering in environments that require the variety of roles including engineering problem definitions, application of advanced methods of analysis, problem diagnosing, solution of real-world engineering design problems that are subject to realistic constraints such as cost, safety, etc.
Actively contribute in a multidisciplinary engineering environment
Enhance their knowledge beyond BS level, engage in life-long learning, and keep current with advancements in engineering and technology.
Accelerated 4 + 1 Program in Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an Accelerated 4+1 Program that enables students to a earn a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in 5 years. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to enter this program. Honors students are strongly encouraged to participate. Students who are interested in this program may submit applications upon completing their first semester of the junior year but no later than the end of the junior year. This application policy also applies to transfer students who have equivalent junior status. Students in this program must take 500-level courses in year 4 while completing the bachelor's degree, and 500-level or 600-level courses in year 5 as a graduate student. A total of 12 credit hours of 500 level coursework completed during undergraduate studies will be applied to both the bachelor's degree and the master's degree. To remain in the program, students must maintain a 3.00 or higher GPA.
To accumulate 12 credit hours of graduate coursework while an undergraduate, 4+1 students can substitute the following 500 level courses into their curriculum: