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A Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering is a four-year program in the College of Engineering. The core program offers the essential background for a knowledgeable and flexible professional. By choosing certain electives, students have the opportunity to tailor their education to match their career paths. Examples of electives include advanced materials, aerodynamics, applied mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, fire protection engineering, fluid power, robotics, and thermal systems design. Industrial design project courses held in second and fourth year are key to the Mechanical Engineering program, providing the student with an opportunity to apply engineering expertise to real world problems.
Students may earn a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a degree from the College of Arts & Science at the same time. An additional year of study is normally required. Some areas that students have combined with engineering include computer science, mathematics and languages.
OptionsThe College of Engineering also offers options in communications and entrepreneurship.
Engineering Professional Internship Program (EPIP)
Students in the College of Engineering have an opportunity to obtain work experience for a period of 8, 12 or 16 months between their third and fourth years. Students are paid a salary comparable to that of a graduating engineer.