The program option in mechanical engineering offers the Master of Science in Engineering with specialization within the general mechanical engineering disciplines. Thesis, nonthesis, or management plans are available. The department also offers students an area of concentration for interdisciplinary graduate studies with specialization in solid/structural mechanics, control systems, and energy/power systems. A student may also develop a self-directed/career-oriented program of study.
The technical concentration plan is for students who seek to deepen their theoretical knowledge and strengthen their ability to solve more advanced engineering problems, while the management plan is for those who wish to include managerial training in their program of preparation. The three specialized areas of interdisciplinary studies allow students to focus on specialized areas that require interdisciplinary cooperation among the Departments of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has excellent computer and laboratory facilities that provide for the following design and research capabilities: solid modeling, FEA in stress analysis, structural dynamics and heat transfer, experimental stress analysis, vibrations and noise control, computational and experimental heat transfer and fluid dynamics, and advanced machine design.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission