Mechanical Engineering integrates in-depth knowledge of core areas in mechanical engineering such as mechanics, thermal science, materials and manufacturing, control systems, and product design and development with advanced study in computing and physical sciences. This integration is critical for multidisciplinary areas such as bio and manufacturing engineering, robotics, nanotechnologies, and energy systems. Tools ranging from computer simulation and systems modeling to advanced experimental techniques are developed and applied in order to provide a profound understanding of fundamental phenomena, processes, and system characteristics in these areas.
The (MSME) prepares students for leadership roles in industry, government, and private research. The program also prepares students who desire to pursue further graduate work leading to a Ph.D. degree. Graduates with MS degrees in mechanical engineering pursue careers as product designers, research and development engineers, analysts, consultants, educators and more.