Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Weisberg Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering!

The Department offers programs that allow students from diverse backgrounds and technical interests to apply their knowledge and skills to the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental, Safety and Health. We offer undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS) degrees. All our BS programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Our MS degrees can be completed in an accelerated manner with the completion of the proper undergraduate course work.
Our students are employed in a wide variety of industries all over the world, including manufacturing, refining, chemical and automotive engineering, construction, consulting, regulatory agencies, and applied research. The employment outlook for our graduates is excellent!

Mechanical Engineers is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers deal with anything that moves, from machines to the human body. They apply their skills to design, develop, build, and test in about every type of industry. Some examples include: automobile and aircraft engines, control systems, prosthetic devices, computer drives and printers, semiconductor, gas turbines, wind turbines, batteries and fuel cells, compressors, robots, machine tools, turbines, pumps, power plants.
We also offer a concentration in Aerospace Engineering as well as an accelerated master degree for students meeting requirements.

Industrial Engineers improve processes in many industries including automobile manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, forestry, finance, leisure, and education. The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) defines Industrial and systems engineering as a profession concerned with the design, installation and improvement of integrated systems involving people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. It draws upon knowledge and skills in mathematics, physical and social sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, to specify, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems.

Occupational Safety and Health program offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The BS program is accredited by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. The occupational safety and health profession is focused on protecting workers and the public by working with and advising employers of safe methods, practices, and requirements. Occupational safety and health professionals interact with workers across a variety of jobs with the goal of minimizing or eliminating harm to protect human health. Employers from every industry and profession hire and rely upon safety professionals to keep them in compliance with legal requirements and industry safety standards.

Our Master of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health program complements science or engineering undergraduate degrees and can accommodate students from any undergraduate major. The degree provides an understanding of the scientific, business, and legal frameworks in which environmental decisions are made, and addresses sustainability, compliance, and risk minimization. The program requirements are flexible so you can tailor your studies to your needs. In addition to core courses such as environmental law and environmental risk assessment, you can follow your specific interests by selecting elective courses dealing with watershed management, groundwater science, ecosystems, regulations, site assessment, sustainable energy, environmental policy.

We appreciate your interest in our department! We hope that you will explore our program areas and look forward to you joining our department. If you have any questions about our program offerings, please call us or send me an email. We would enjoy meeting with you and discussing your career interests.


James D. McIntosh, CIH, CSP
Chair & Professor
Weisberg Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

James Mcintosh


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