About the Mechanical Engineering Major
Science, math, and innovation fuse together in the dynamic field of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering majors learn to apply mathematical and scientific principles to design, develop, run, and test mechanical devices, such as tools, engines, and machines. Coursework is focused in mathematics, life sciences, physics, and chemistry, as well as engineering and design. Areas of specialization may include thermal engineering, systems and design, materials science, solid mechanics, and fluid mechanics.
Mechanical engineers are in high demand across every type of manufacturing operations and research, academic, and government organizations. Graduates can find lucrative careers in automotive, biomedical, energy, robotics, alternative fuels, and aeronautics industries, just to name a few.