Mechanical Engineering

Overview

The essence of mechanical engineering is to design, build, and test machines that meet the needs of people everywhere. The coursework in physics, materials science, design, and manufacturing, along with extensive co-ops prepare students for the workforce. 

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

CHM 1610 General Chemistry I

A course designed to give the student knowledge of the principles of general chemistry. Topics will include general aspects of physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and qualitative and quantitative chemistry.

EGR 1330 Technical Communication

Emphasizes clear written and oral communication in professional situations for technical fields. Concentration on project-oriented  instruction and assessment, which includes creating technical documents (email, reports, proposals, instructions, etc.) and adapting them to specific audiences and tasks.

EGR 2330 Engineering Materials

A study of the structure and properties of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Mechanical properties are emphasized, electrical properties, thermal properties, and environmental interactions are addressed. Structural features at the atomistic level, the crystal structure level, and the microstructure level of single and polyphase materials are studied in terms of their effects on material properties.

MEG 3030 Mechanics of Machinery

Topics include: study of the kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms. Fundamentals of displacement, velocity, and acceleration analysis of rigid bodies as a basis for the study of mechanisms. Motion analysis of linkages, cams, and gearing. Static and inertia force in machines. Balancing of rotating and reciprocating masses.

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