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Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering program is designed not only to teach the background theory of engineering, but also the application of these principles.  As a pre-major you will begin your studies with math, chemistry, physics, and the Fundaments of Engineering sequence.  Once these background courses are completed, you will be eligible to apply to the major.  

View the current Mechanical Engineering Course Catalog and Schedule

Once admitted to the major you will study:

  • Engineering Mechanics – the study of the effects of external forces on stationary and moving objects, and on materials

  • Thermodynamics – the study of the development of motion (work) from heat

  • Fluid Mechanics – the study of external forces on stationary and moving fluids

  • Heat Transfer – the study of the flow of heat from warm objects to cool objects, and how to control this transfer of energy

  • Machine Element Design – the study of the pieces and parts that make up machines, and how to design them to meet required specifications

  • Kinematics – the study of how objects move

  • Manufacturing Engineering – the study of manufacturing processes

  • Electrical Circuits and Controls – the study of electrical circuits and controls

  • Measurements and Controls – how to take measurements, and how to control motions based on these measurements

  • Design – how to incorporate all of the above into the design of a product or a measurement system.