As members of the broadest of all engineering fields, mechanical engineers leave their fingerprints on practically everything people use. For example, consider the automobile: mechanical engineers study the aerodynamics to design the exterior, understand combustion and fluid mechanics to develop the engine systems, conduct simulations on vehicle dynamics to optimize the drive train, appreciate the material requirements to mass-produce a reliable vehicle and are keenly aware of potential dangers to design safety systems. Similarly, mechanical engineers affect design at every level of energy production systems, environmental control systems, industrial automation or robotics, transportation systems and biological systems. To prepare you for such a wide variety of applications we focus attention toward the key steps that make any product or a system successful. You will learn to base your design on engineering fundamentals, analyze your ideas using industry standard tools, build prototypes to appreciate the challenge of fabrication and finally test your designs for performance. This 'Design, Analyze, Build, and Test' philosophy will be the foundation of your career, making you well-suited for industrial jobs, governmental positions or as a student/researcher in graduate school.
Our graduates have found positions with John Deere, General Motors, DuPont, Vermeer Industries and NAVAIR/NAVSEA.