Mechanical Engineering


The Mechanical Engineering Program has a traditional ABET accredited four-year curriculum involving mechanics, vibrations, thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, materials, control theory and mechanical design. Graduates of this program find employment in the high-technology elector-mechanical industry as well as in the mechanical and aerospace industry.

Four year plans

Three year plans

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The mission statement for the Jacobs School of Engineering is to educate tomorrow's technology leaders; conduct leading edge research and drive innovation; and to transfer discoveries for the benefit of society.



1. To provide our students with a strong technical education that will enable them to have successful careers as engineers, technology leaders and innovators.

2. To prepare our students for rapid technological change with the core knowledge central to assuring that they are able to further develop their kowledge and skills across a range of disciplines throughout their professional careers and pursue advanced education.

3. To prepare our students to communicate effectively and to deal knowledgeably and ethically with the impact of technology in our society and on global issues.



Graduates of ME are expected to have:

1a. Fundamentals: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations), science, and engineering; to model and analyze physical systems, components or processes.

2b. Experiment: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

3c. Design: An ability to design and realize a physical system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

4d. Teams: An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

5e. Problem-solving: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

6f.  Ethics: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

7g. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively.

8h. Broad Education: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

9i. Life-long learning: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

10j. Contemporary issues: A knowledge of contemporary issues.

11k. Modern Skills/Tools: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ME14. Mechanical Systems: An ability to work professionally in mechanical systems areas.

ME15. Thermal Systems: An ability to work professionally in thermal systems.