The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1964, and the program was extended to the evening school in 1972. The graduate program was initiated in 1980.
The Department has three degree levels. The undergraduate program, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, is designed to provide high quality engineering training that allows each student as much flexibility as possible to pursue his(her) interest and to develop his(her) capabilities. After graduation, students find employment in all sectors from the government to the private, and from industrial to consulting.
The graduate program, leading to a Master of Engineering degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is designed to provide a broad perspective and mastery of fundamentals through a required sequence in advanced mathematical analyses and through emphases in three areas:
1. Thermofluid Science,
2. Solid Mechanics and design,
3. Control and Manufacturing
Each student is trained to develop the ability to perform independent research and to develop appropriate professionalism in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
Throughout the various programs, substantial emphasis is placed on the development of systematic procedures for analysis, effective communication skills, practical aspects in design, and on the responsible use of technology. This can provide students with an approach and a philosophy of great utility, irrespective of their ultimate career.