It is the mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering to prepare students for the lifelong practice of mechanical engineering and related engineering disciplines. This includes preparation for immediate entry into positions in industry or for further study in graduate school.
In addition, the department sustains an outstanding academic program, motivating the faculty to attain excellence in research by acquiring external funding and by incorporating students into their research programs.
A Broad Discipline
All facets of modern life are directly affected by the work of mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineering involves the planning, design, manufacturing, and operation of devices, machines, and systems. It’s a broad discipline at the forefront of technological advancements in energy conversion, manufacturing, machine design, fluid mechanics, and aerospace systems.