About Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering is a broad field primarily concerned with the principles of motion, energy, and force. Mechanical engineers are called upon to design machinery, mechanisms and systems that function safely, reliably, and efficiently to serve needs of society. To accomplish this, mechanical engineers apply scientific principles to problems that involve the motion of heat, gases, fluids, and solid materials.

Mechanical engineers may be found in nearly all segments of society. They work in industry, consulting practices, government facilities, and universities. In industry, mechanical engineers work for equipment manufacturers, utilities, materials processing plants, environmental firms, and companies that deal with aerospace, transportation, petroleum, biomedical products, and others. Mechanical engineers are employed by the government and universities contribute to the betterment of society by conducting research to solve present and future problems. As technology becomes more prevalent in daily life, mechanical engineers are increasingly called upon to apply that technology to develop devices that improve the standard of living.



Mission:  To Prepare Engineering Students for Successful Careers
Vision: "Be a nationally recognized mechanical engineering department that attracts, rewards, and retains outstanding faculty, students, and staff"
Vision Metric: Be a Department of Choice Nationally
The Department of Mechanical Engineering will be recognized as having one of the best undergraduate and graduate programs in the nation. Based on the quality and balance of its undergraduate and graduate programs and research it will be a department of choice by prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, corporate donors, and corporate employers worldwide.