Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Male mechanical engineering undergraduate student using Machine Shop equipment

The Mechanical Engineering curriculum offers courses in the basic sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences. Extensive practice is given to students in applying principles and fundamental knowledge to engineering analysis, design and experimentation. Elective sequences are available in applied mechanics, energy systems, manufacturing engineering and aerospace engineering. This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. See the Undergraduate Program Handbook (PDF) for more information.

Applied Mechanics is concerned with the motion and causal effects of forces on this motion. Engineers in this area apply principles of mechanics to the study, design and development of systems and components, which transmit, motion, forces, power or any combination of these.

Energy Systems use reciprocating and rotating engines, which utilize gas combustion, steam pressure, or nuclear energy solar energy to generate power which is transmitted through shaft motion. This shaft power may be used in power plants to generate electrical power or it may be used to drive the wheels in ground transportation vehicles or to drive the propellers and turbine blades in airplanes and jet engines.

Manufacturing Engineering includes systematic planning, design and arrangement of processing methods and equipment so that a product may be manufactured economically. Computers have had a tremendous impact in this area. Computer-aided design and manufacturing has revolutionized both the workplace and the engineer's work.

Aerospace Engineering is the study of the motion of planes, missiles, satellites and rockets.

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McFadden Wins Grand Prize at AT&T HBCU Innovation Challenge

Wed, November 25, 2020

Mechanical engineering senior Saleah McFadden won the $50K grand prize at the AT&T HBCU Innovation Challenge along with Howard University (HU) School of Business team members, Ashlynn Donelson, Keoniah Phillips, and Zakiyah Walker. The HU winning team, 4twenty1, competed against 24 other student teams from across seventeen HBCUs. Read More >>

Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. Named Morgan State Engineering Dean

Mon, August 3, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Oscar Barton, Jr. (MSME ‘87, Ph.D. ‘93), the first African American to receive the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Howard University, was recently named dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University. Dr. Barton’s leadership will assist with the efforts of engineering deans at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to diversify the engineering fields and promote the position of HBCUs as leading research institutions in science and engineering.Read More >>

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