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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Athens, OH 45701

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Russ College of Engineering and Technology

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Athens, OH 45710

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Department of Mechanical Engineering  

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, in the Russ College of Engineering, grants B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in integrated engineering. A degree in mechanical engineering can open careers in many fields, including: design, patent law, manufacturing, research and development, biomedical engineering, technical consulting, product testing, technical sales, administration, and higher education. Many different industries are also looking for mechanical engineers, including: automotive, aerospace, power generation, chemical, solar, petroleum, plastics, and metal processing. Within each industry no career is exactly the same, but they all use the powerful tools of math, science, and technology to analyze and solve problems, which the Department of Mechanical Engineering prepares students for. Students must also rely on their instincts and use their knowledge of society and inner creativity to come up with the best solutions to society's needs.

Graduates from the ME program at Ohio University have gone on to work for leading companies including Boeing, Daimler Chrysler, General Electric, Goodyear, Honda, and NASA. Some of our graduates have also used their ME degree as a robust preparation for the challenges of law school, medicine, and MBA programs.

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology educates well-rounded professionals with both technical and team-project skills. Enrolling approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and almost 300 graduate students, the Russ College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across the traditional engineering spectrum and in technology disciplines such as aviation, computer science, and industrial technology. Strategic research areas include bioengineering, energy and the environment, and smart civil infrastructure. Named for alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife Dolores, the Russ College is home of the Russ Prize, one of the top three engineering prizes in the world.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.