Real-world. Meet really prepared.
As a mechanical engineer, you’ll help create improvements in technological problems that ultimately make life better by applying principles of motion, energy, and force. You’ll have opportunities to stay active working in cutting-edge research, development, design, testing, production, technical sales, technical management, as well as applications to medicine, agriculture, clean energy, law, and business. Because of your personal creativity, curiosity, breadth of knowledge, and versatility you’ll function and thrive as a valuable member and leader of multidisciplinary teams.
Almost every type of industry employs mechanical engineers including agricultural/heavy equipment, biotechnology, biomedical, aerospace, computer and electronics, consulting, energy and power, manufacturing, product design, transportation, and more.
Relevant Courses: ME 413, ME 414, EM 425, EM 544, TSM 335, AE 342, Other relevant courses can be found at the Tech Elective lists under “Agricultural Engineering”
Relevant Courses: Chem 331, Chem 331L, Chem 332, Chem 332L; Other relevant courses can be found under courses for a minor in Non-Destructive Evaluation
Relevant Courses: ME 415, ME 417, ME 419, ME 475, ME 625, EM 425
Relevant Topics to Computer-Aided Design:
The skill of solid modeling is required in rapid prototyping. Do you know who on the ME faculty is an expert in solid modeling and various applications of solid modeling?
What is virtual reality?
Finite Element Analysis is widely used in the industry. To learn more about FEA follow these links and take EM 425 in the Spring term.
Construction and Heavy Equipment
Relevant Courses: ME 414, ME 449, ME 549, EM 425, TSM 335, AE 342
Relevant Courses: Con E 380, ME 412, ME 441, ME 442, ME 466
If you would like to open your own consulting firm, you will need to acquire a P.E. license. The very first step in getting a P.E. license is passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
Relevant Courses: ME 411, ME 413, ME 414, ME 511, ME 574, ME 575; EE 475; Cpr E 308
What is control theory?
People interested in dynamic stability, robotics, avionics, or correcting mechanical error should consider courses involving control theory.
What is a dynamical system?
Relevant Courses: ME 433, ME 443, ME 444, ME 446, ME 475, ME 484, ME 530, ME 540; Any Biorenewable Resources Technology (BRT) courses
What is Biomass?
Who on the ME faculty is an expert in biomass research?
What Professor on the ME faculty is an expert at modeling thermal phenomena using Virtual Reality?
Professor Ted Heindel is an expert in the area of multiphase flow.
Relevant Courses: ME 433, ME 484; Con E 380; Any Biorenewable Resources Technology (BRT) courses; Any 300-400 level Environmental Science (EnSci) courses
- Public Policy
- Relevant Courses: ME 466, ME 484, Con E 380
- Companies: NASA
- Relevant courses can be found on the Tech Elective lists
Interested in Public Policy?
Are you considering a career as an engineering professor?
What is the GRE?
Heating, Cooling, and Refrigeration
Relevant Courses: ME 441, ME 442
Relevant Courses: ME 412; Con E 380
Relevant Courses: ME 418, ME 466, ME 520, ME 521, ME 528; EM 362, EM 362L; IE 348, IE 361, IE 419, IE 439, IE 448, IE 545X
Professor Chandra is interested in nano-scale fabrication
Mechatronics and Robotics
Relevant Courses: ME 410, ME 411, ME 418, ME 511; TSM 465
Do you know what a neural net is?
What is mechatronics?
Relevant Courses: ME 528
What is nanotechnology?
What are MEMs?
Want to see some MEMs in action?
Relevant Courses: IE 305; MIS 330; OSCM 320
- Motorcycles/Recreation Vehicles
- Relevant Courses for the above Transportation areas:
- ME 417, ME 449, ME 549; EM 425, EM 544; TSM 335; A E 342
- Any courses for a minor in Non-Destructive Evaluation
- Other relevant courses for Aircraft can be found at the Tech Elective lists
NASA needs experts that understand CFD.
Professor Subranamian has expertise in the area of CFD.
Relevant courses for any engineering area
ME 425, ME 443, ME 466, ME 484; EM 425; IE 305; any courses for a minor in Non-Destructive Evaluation
Professor Elliot Winer is an expert in the area of optimization; he teaches ME 425.