Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Major


The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


The mechanical engineer uses basic science in the design and manufacture of complex engineering systems, requiring the application of physical and mechanical principles to the development of machines, energy conversion systems, materials, and equipment for guidance and control. Work in this broad field of engineering requires a thorough knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, electricity, manufacturing processes and economics.

The Mechanical Engineering curriculum is based on a common core of engineering courses taken in the first two years. The third year is spent in further study of the fundamental courses, and in the fourth year in tailoring your studies to your own interests by selecting courses in controls and systems analysis, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mechanical design or thermodynamics. You can either prepare for graduate study in Mechanical Engineering or obtain a broad background for entering engineering practice at the bachelor’s level.