Message from the Chair

Nadir Yilmaz, Ph.D., P.E.

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Howard University!

I am pleased that you chose to enroll and work towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Our department also offers master's and Ph.D. degree programs. We encourage you to set your academic goals high enough to obtain advanced degrees in mechanical engineering.

Our Mechanical Engineering program is designed to produce skilled graduates who can address real life problems and produce innovative ideas with significant impacts on society. Over the years, the Department has produced a large number of outstanding engineers who have continued to excel in their chosen fields of work. Our graduates work with engineers and professionals from other disciplines to provide the fuel that drives this nation's industries and government operations. They are also employed as leaders in academic institutions and other varied professions in the United States and across the world.

Our faculty and staff are committed to incorporating new developments in engineering and related emerging fields into our program. With excellent preparation in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, strong academic standards, a fun learning environment and proper guidance from dedicated academic advisors, you will be well positioned to take full advantage of the opportunities available in today's rapidly expanding and emerging technology sector and enjoy a fascinating and rewarding career. We encourage your questions and comments on all aspects of our program.

Again, I welcome you to the Department of Mechanical Engineering and look forward to seeing you on campus.

Nadir Yilmaz, Ph.D., P.E.
Mechanical Engineering Department Chair


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