Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Yueh-Jaw Lin, Chair
Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines, and mechanical engineers find themselves engaged in a wide variety of industrial and business operations. Computer-aided design and analysis, thermal and fluid systems, manufacturing processes and control, bioengineering, aerospace systems, and instrumentation are several of the many areas that require mechanical engineering skills. Graduates with bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering work in all types of organizations, from large corporations to government offices to small consulting firms. Entry-level positions include engineering design, testing, manufacturing, maintenance, and sales. With experience, mechanical engineers may become managers of large engineering projects, plant managers, owners of their own firms, or executives in large corporations. The bachelor's degree also provides a solid foundation for graduate study.
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission.