The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides a rich environment for undergraduate and graduate study, supported by stimulating education and research projects that span a broad spectrum of modern applications.
Our undergraduate program provides a lasting educational foundation and renders our graduates technically and socially adept and prepared for exciting careers in a diverse and fast-moving workforce. The undergraduate experience culminates with a year-long capstone design project. Our Industry/University Cooperative Projects Center brings industry defined and sponsored projects to capstone design. Students gain valuable experience working with professional engineers on important projects; industry sponsors benefit from fresh ideas and approaches, access to top students, and obtain functional hardware at the end of the project.
Research activities are carried out both through interdisciplinary research centers in each of these areas and by individual faculty programs. They lead to the solution of modern technological problems and the training of students in the state-of-the-art, while at the same time resulting in fundamental advances in the underlying disciplines of solid and fluid mechanics, thermal engineering, materials engineering, and design to innovatively advance the frontiers of technology.