As a mechanical engineering major, you'll begin by studying the basics of machine and energy technology. You'll complement this foundation with a range of design experiences both in and out of the classroom. We emphasize student engagement and active learning throughout our curriculum to sharpen your technical, communication, and leadership skills. You will graduate prepared to apply your knowledge and skills to solve pressing technological problems through engineering. Before graduating, you'll experience a year-long capstone senior design project with the theme 'Designing to Make a Difference.' This experience will help you transition from being a student to being an engineer, and give you an experience on what it feels like to create for good. Examples of capstone design projects include assistive technology to help youth with physical challenges play sports, assembly fixtures to enable individuals with disabilities to work at jobs they otherwise could not do, clean water systems for communities in Ghana and Haiti, and equipment to help local organizations recycle more material.
For more information on specific course requirements, please see this flowchart of the undergraduate curriculum.