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Mechanical Engineering

Program Overview

For over a century, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has fueled innovation and growth in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, robotics, energy generation, advanced manufacturing, naval, materials development, nanostructures, fluid interactions, and many more.

A program of mathematical, scientific, and technical knowledge, coupled with opportunities for research, prepares students for professional success in industry, government, and academia.

Our Industry Advisory Board of leaders from companies and government agencies such as ExxonMobil, Hoffmann-LaRoche, NASA, and Lockheed Martin supports our research and career development initiatives

Robotics Lab

Degrees Offered and Curricular Options

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following degree options:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree
    • Options:
      • Aerospace Concentration
      • Energy Systems Concentration
      • Flexible Curriculum
  • Bachelor of Science/ Master of Science Five-year Dual Degree
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering Five-year Dual Degree
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration Five-year Dual Degree
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Business and Science Five-year Dual Degree
  • Master of Science Degree
  • Master of Engineering Degree
  • Online Master of Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Doctoral Degree 
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Career Paths

  • Design
  • Research
  • Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Automobiles and aircraft
  • Electric power generation plants
  • Medical products
  • Consumer products
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Meet Arielle Gamboa

"As an undergrad, I didn't expect to take on mechanical engineering research that would ultimately lead to a first authorship on an article in a peer-reviewed journal."

Arielle Gamboa