What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines, encompassing areas such as energy, fluid mechanics, dynamics, combustion, vibration, design, manufacturing processes, systems modeling and simulation, mechatronics, robotics, mechanics of material, rapid prototyping and composites.
What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?
Mechanical engineers are employed in virtually every kind of industry. They are involved with seeking new knowledge through research, creative design and development, and with the construction, control, management, and sales of the devices and systems needed by society. A major strength of an education in mechanical is the flexibility it provides in future employment opportunities for its graduates.
What Is The BSME Curriculum?
The undergraduate curriculum includes the study of the principles governing the use of energy, principles of design, instruments and control devices, and the application of these studies to the creative solution of practical, modern problems. Senior level electives are in these areas:
- Health Care
- Information Technology
Covered within these thrust areas the following topics:
What Types of Projects Are Available for Undergraduates?
10 specialized laboratories for investigation composite materials, manufacturing systems, fluid mechanics, combustion, heat transfer, and other topics.
ME and the Discovery of the Higgs Boson to Explain Mass
The Higgs boson, an elusive subatomic particle whose existence is a major step in understanding the origins of the universe, was discovered in 2012. ME Professor Emeritus Colin Daly noted that ME faculty, staff, and students played important roles in the discovery. Read more »