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- You can participate in research through Creative Inquiry, senior independent research or honors independent research while earning degree credit.
- Problem solving, creativity, flexibility, communication and teamwork are inherent characteristics of careers associated with mechanical engineering.
- More than 50 percent of our students said they had participated in a co-op, according to the 2010-11 graduate survey.
- More than 30 percent of our students said they had participated in an internship, according to the 2010-11 graduate survey.
Have you ever wondered why it gets easier to balance a bicycle the faster you are traveling? Or why there are dimples on a golf ball? Then perhaps you should consider majoring in mechanical engineering. Here your curiosity and inventiveness will soar as you learn to look deeper into the behavior, design and production of things we use every day. With a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, you will be able to apply engineering analysis and design to matters that affect our everyday lives such as manufacturing; energy conversion and conservation; machines; materials; health; and vehicles for air, sea and land transportation. Because science and technology are ever changing, our program focuses on fundamental principles as well as modern tools. You will develop a foundation on which to embark on a path of lifelong learning as you practice mechanical engineering; earn advanced degrees; or go on to practice law, business or medicine.