Mechanical Engineering Home

Why is this Important?

  • Watching videos on the subject helps you understand the true nature of the major
  • Viewing student work helps you see the quality and complexity of what you’ll study
  • Videos allow you to see facilities, and resources of schools that teach the major

More About Mechanical Engineering

"Design is an essential element of engineering. Project management is what makes a good design become a prototype and ultimately a tool that works. Toward the end of their degree, BE students enroll in a two-term capstone design sequence."
(Provided By: Dartmouth College)

Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with mechanical and energy systems, along with the intelligent use of modern materials. Mechanical engineers conceive, plan, design and direct the manufacturing, distribution and operation of a wide variety of devices, machines and systems for energy conversion, environmental control, materials processing, transportation, materials handling and other purposes.
(Provided By: Marquette University)

"That’s why, for many, engineering is more than just a career, it’s a calling. Mechanical engineers create and develop mechanical systems for everyone. Mechanical engineers help design a wide variety of products including robots, combustion engines, aircraft components, spacecraft, personal computers, air conditioners, medical devices and power plants. Additionally, they design the machines that produce these innovations and products."
(Provided By: Georgia Southern University)

"Mechanical engineers design, develop, and improve devices, products, processes, and systems. A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering can lead to work in almost any type of industry. At Oregon State, mechanical engineering focal areas include design, mechanics materials, robotics and control, and thermal–fluid sciences."
(Provided By: Oregon State University)

"Mechanical engineers design, develop, research, and test all types of machines and mechanical systems. They apply their expertise in the buildings where we live and work, in the factories that produce machines and consumer products, and in creating the products themselves."
(Provided By: Lawrence Technological University)

The mission of the mechanical engineering program is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, hands-on engineering education in a quality and conducive learning environment; providing students with the skills and competencies necessary for employment or career advancement as electrical engineers. Our graduates will be equipped for life-long learning necessary for professional practice and advanced studies. 
(Provided By: The University of Mount Union)

"Mechanical engineers use principles of mechanics and energy to develop, design, manufacture, and test tools, machines, motors, new materials, engines and other devices. They are involved with power-producing machines and develop power-consuming machines. They also work in the fields of medicine and law, management, forensics, the environment, and many others."
(Provided By: The University of Kansas)

"Mechanical engineering is a versatile and interdisciplinary field that includes everything from design at the molecular level to system integration of large-scale manufacturing machinery. Our program integrates theory and hands-on experiences to prepare graduates to creatively solve our world's challenges through innovation." 
(Provided By: Cal-Poly San Louis Obispo)