Mechanical engineers meet the needs of society in many important ways including the creative planning, development and operation of mechanical systems for using energy, machines and re-sources; the use and commercial conversion of energy to provide heat, cooling, transportation and power; the design and production of labor-saving machines; and the processing of materials into useful products. Mechanical engineers serve such diverse areas as energy, mechanical systems, robotics, automation, environment, transportation, heating and cooling systems, bioengineering, manufacturing systems and electronics.
The main purpose of the mechanical engineering curriculum is to develop in each student a thorough understanding of fundamental theory, augmented and illustrated by practical application. It provides a balance between engineering science and engineering design. For more information, visit the Mechanical Engineering Site.