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About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering. We’re a vibrant, growing research-oriented program with an unshakeable focus on student learning and success.

The Mechanical Engineering program prepares students for the rewards and challenges of careers in research, design, and manufacturing of a wide array  of mechanical components and systems.

The curriculum was carefully developed with input from engineering professionals to provide a sound foundation in basic engineering while enabling students to specialize in diverse topics such as machine design, product development, thermal systems, robotics, vibrations and controls. Design is a central theme throughout the curriculum. Graduates are well prepared to enter the workplace or to further their education in graduate schools.

Through student run organizations and projects, affiliations are maintained with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).