Mechanical engineering emerged during the industrial revolution and continues to expand and evolve to encompass advancements in current technology. The basic role of mechanical engineers is to design, produce and use mechanical systems to control and transform energy. Traditionally mechanical engineers designed and worked exclusively with mechanical systems. To enable adaptation into the “information age” and to take advantage of the increasing capabilities of emerging technologies, mechanical engineering students need to be trained for a wide span of prospective opportunities.
In our department, students are trained in topics that include statics, dynamics and vibrations, heat transfer and fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and biomechanics, robotics, controls and mechatronics, materials science, analysis and synthesis of mechanical systems, and manufacturing. This broad base of knowledge prepares mechanical engineering graduates for employment in a wide variety of companies, industries and organizations around the globe.