Mechanical Engineering Concentration
Our Mechanical Engineering Concentration gives you a strong foundation in understanding the physical components within a variety of products, systems and devices.
Through this program, you’ll have the chance to develop and apply skills in areas including design and manufacturing. After completing your Mechanical Engineering Concentration, you’ll be prepared to enter careers in energy systems, design, manufacturing, robotics, materials testing and power. Your work as a mechanical engineer will allow you to design, fabricate and test products across all sectors of society.
Mechanical Engineering Courses
Our Mechanical Engineering Concentration provides you with theoretical knowledge and hands-on application of engineering skills. We’ll use real-world problems to challenge your creative-thinking abilities. Through our curriculum, you’ll explore manufacturing processes, building materials and the principles of energy, force and motion. Some of the mechanical engineering courses you’ll take include:
- EGR 264 - Strength of Materials
- EGR 348 - Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
- EGR 368 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology
- EGR 410 - Control Systems
- EGR 463 - Analytical Mechanics and Vibrations
- EGR 467 – Thermodynamics
- MA 321 - Differential Equations
Why Study Mechanical Engineering?
Choose from Flexible Career Options
As a mechanical engineer, you’ll have the ability to focus your career path on the specialty of your choosing. Mechanical engineers work in many engineering industries including transportation, design, control, thermal sciences, manufacturing processes and energy generation.
Solve Society’s Biggest Challenges
Your work as a mechanical engineer will leave lasting impacts on society. Mechanical engineers are responsible for the reliability and safety of mechanical systems and manufacturing operations. They also find the safest and most efficient solutions to the transportation and energy challenges facing modern society.
Advance the Field
Mechanical engineers contribute to advances in cutting-edge materials, designs and processes that work to make society safer and more productive. You’ll help the engineering field move forward by developing automated process to speed up tedious tasks and finding ways to reduce energy use. Mechanical engineers play important roles in exciting advances in technology such as driverless cars, drones and energy generation.
Mechanical Engineer Salary
Your individual salary as a mechanical engineer will vary depending on your level of skill and experience, the type of position you’re in and your living location. You can expect to earn, according to Forbes.com, around $60,000 at an entry-level position.