Department of Mechanical Engineering
PURPOSE AND GOALS
As one of the broadest engineering branches, mechanical engineering includes design, analysis, and manufacturing associated with: (1) energy; and (2) structures and motion in mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers design machines, processes, and systems utilizing mechanical and thermal power. The work of mechanical engineers includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: machinery design and construction, design and analysis of thermal systems, manufacturing, instrumentation and controls, fluid and solid mechanics, plant engineering, materials specification and evaluation, research and development, and technical sales. Many mechanical engineers are promoted to management and administrative positions.
Because of the global consequences of many engineering endeavors, and because of the continually changing technological climate, the Department emphasizes an integrated curriculum that overlaps other engineering branches and the physical sciences. Graduates of the mechanical engineering curriculum will be prepared to be technical leaders in tomorrow’s society.
The goal of the Mechanical Engineering Program is to produce industrial, scientific, and technological leaders capable of systematically identifying, addressing, and solving technical problems whose solutions will benefit society. Specific educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Program are to produce graduates who will:
1. Have successful careers in engineering and related fields, thereby, fulfilling the special purpose mission of the university in serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population;
2. Be capable of advancing their careers by moving into other lucrative professions and leadership positions;
3. Successfully obtain admissions to pursue graduate degrees; and
4. Understand and maintain professional ethics and the need to safeguard the public, the environment, and the natural resources.
For detail information ( admission requirements, degree program requirements, and other information), please browse Mechanical Engineering Catalog 2010-2012.