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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

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120 Chubb Hall
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Athens, OH 45710

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Mechanical Engineering  

At the heart of any technical society, mechanical engineers are responsible for the creation of almost every conceivable type of machine or energy system used for transportation, recreation, and the production of goods. Automated manufacturing systems, nuclear power plants, robots, solar energy systems, jet engines, high-speed trains, artificial hearts, and lightweight skis are just some examples of creative products developed by mechanical engineers.

Special Features

Mechanical engineering students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Russ College's Cooperative Education program. More than half of the students in the ISE department have participated. Open to all engineering majors, the program integrates coursework with paid, career-related work experience. Students alternate full-time employment with full-time study, with most students working a total of three to four quarters. Companies may assist students with living arrangements or stipends during their co-ops, and many often extend job offers upon graduation. ISE students have recently worked at Honda of America, General Electric, Kodak, Kenworth, and Cornerstone Consolidated Distribution, and other companies. For more information, visit

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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.