The courses offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering are designed to give students the broad skill set required to pursue their goals – whether that is working as a Mechanical Engineer, Product Design Engineer, Energy Consultant, Entrepreneur, or continuing on to graduate study and research, throughout the globe. This specialization combines a broad-based education in the engineering sciences with a strong grounding in quantitative, problem solving, design, and communication skills. In the department of Mechanical Engineering, students learn by doing, experiencing a level of understanding that only occurs through creation.
The department offers minors in areas of emerging sciences in Mechanical Engineering. Currently the minors in Mechatronics, Building Services and Manufacturing Engineering are offered by the department. The minor in Mechatronics Engineering covers the areas of robotics, vision systems, control systems, advanced automation and micro mechatronics. The minor in Manufacturing Engineering covers the areas of production and operations management, advanced manufacturing systems and computer aided designing and manufacturing. Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, piped services and green building engineering are covered in the minor of Building Services. The curriculum of Mechanical Engineering ranges across the fundamentals of engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, energy engineering, building services, manufacturing, aerodynamics and computer-based simulations with numerical approaches to designing products with a significant impact to society.