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Mechanical engineering focuses on the design, manufacturing, testing, and use of machines, be they computer chips or airplanes. It is thought to be the most diverse of the engineering disciplines due to its broad applications. Using theory and application from physics, chemistry, and other engineering disciplines, materials engineering involves discovering or developing new materials.

As a mechanical engineering major, you will develop technical, analytical, creative, problem-solving, project management, and communication skills through advanced coursework in mechanical and materials engineering, laboratory experiences, and a design project. Mechanical engineers can work in a variety of industries, including construction, electronics, utilities, marine, aerospace, and automotive. Careers in mechanical engineering include product design engineer, quality engineer, aerospace engineer, and robotics engineer, while those in materials engineering include metallurgist, polymer composite engineer, quality engineer, and motor design engineer.

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers the following undergraduate degrees:

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