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Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Fast Facts



Average Salary For Mechanical Engineers

State-of-the-Art Instructional Labs

Materials Testing Lab; Controls Lab;
Thermo-Fluid Lab; Manufacturing Lab

Aerospace Engineering Curriculum

The Department offers an Aerospace Engineering Minor

*Statistics from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Research Areas


Advanced Energy Systems

Our research on advanced energy systems includes various emerging areas such as hybrid propulsion systems, energetic materials, energy harvesting, superconductors, bioenergy, renewable energy, batteries, fuel cells, and optimization of energy systems.

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Healthcare Engineering

Our research on healthcare engineering is focused on applying the engineering principles and developing the enabling technologies to solve problems related to medicine, patient care, and various health issues.

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Computational Sciences

Our research on computational sciences is focused on the development of high-fidelity computational methods to predict system performance and to handle big data for engineering application.

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Complex Fluids and Soft Materials

Our research on complex fluids includes turbulence, aerodynamics, multiphase flows, fuel spray dynamics, heat transfer, and fluid-structure interactions.

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Earn Your Master's Degree In
Mechanical Engineering Online

Mold the future of the mechanical engineering industry.

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What kind of jobs can I get?

Students in our program go on to get jobs such as:

• Aerospace

• Automation and Robotics

• Automotive

• Construction

• Consumer Electronics

• Energy & Power

• HVAC Systems

• Healthcare

• Manufacturing

• Mechatronics

• Oil & Gas

• Software

• Utilities




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Department of Mechanical Engineering