With its intellectual roots in the fundamental science of mechanics, mechanical engineering has today evolved into a versatile discipline that impacts nearly every major advance in technology.
With its intellectual roots in the fundamental science of mechanics, Mechanical Engineering has today evolved into a versatile discipline that impacts nearly every major advance in technology. Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, and control machines ranging from nano-devices to robots, engines and power plants that drive these machines; they analyze the environmental impact associated with power generation, and strive to promote environmental quality. Mechanical engineers also study human physiology, develop health care devices and systems, attempt to gain a deeper understanding of creativity and the design process, and investigate ways to make machines intelligent.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering consists of 32 tenured/tenure-track and 12 emeriti faculty members, research faculties, 770 undergraduate students, and 540 graduate students. A full range of courses is offered leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering. Faculty research covers the entire spectrum of Mechanical Engineering, including research with strong interdisciplinary links to materials science, semiconductor processing, computer and information engineering, and technology management.