The Department of Mechanical Engineering grants B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. degree in integrated engineering.
A degree in mechanical engineering can lead to careers in many fields: design, patent law, manufacturing, research and development, biomedical engineering, technical consulting, product testing, technical sales, administration, and higher education. Today’s mechanical engineer might work in many different industries: automotive, aerospace, power generation, chemical, solar, petroleum, plastics, and metal processing are some of the possibilities. Within each industry, no career is exactly the same. Automotive engineers, for example, are involved in every aspect of vehicle design, from creating an aerodynamic exterior, to the details of wiring and engine efficiency under the hood–from the safety of new air bag designs to the innovation of a new suspension system.