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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Mechanical Engineering Faculty Lead Free Online Summer Immersion Program

Wed, June 10, 2020

College of Engineering and Architecture Director of Innovation and Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Grant Warner, Ph.D., along with Mechanical Engineering Professor Gbadebo Moses Owolabi, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Hyung Bae, Ph.D., will be leading the AMP3 Summer Immersion Program at Howard University. Read More >>

Oluwade Receives Tau Beta Pi Fellowship Award

Tue, May 19, 2020

Abimbola Oluwade, a 2020 mechanical engineering graduate, has been awarded a graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. Oluwade will receive a cash stipend of $10,000 to pursue graduate studies in mechanical engineering. Oluwade plans to obtain his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a concentration in fluid mechanics and thermal processes. Tau Beta Pi Fellowships are awarded on the basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.Read More >>

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