The Mechanical Engineering program provides a sound foundation for the practice of engineering through instruction in basic sciences and mathematics, computer applications, design, laboratory experiences, communication, humanities, and social sciences. The curriculum requires a core of mechanical engineering courses in the energy and the mechanical stems, as well as a two-course capstone design experience starting in the fall of the senior year. Computer applications and design experiences are integrated into several required and stem-elective courses. Excellent facilities in circuits, instrumentation and measurements, electromechanical machinery, controls, materials/mechanical, manufacturing processes, and fluids/thermal laboratories further strengthen the instructional Mechanical Engineering program. Through selection of electives, students can choose to specialize in several different areas
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410/347-7700, www.abet.org/;
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering program is to produce entry-level professionals capable of applying their knowledge of science and engineering in the design, analysis, evaluation, and production of engineering devices and systems. It also provides students with the necessary academic preparation for further education and professional development in their chosen career.