WHAT IS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING?
This major is part of the Math and Engineering Exploration Group
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The study of mechanical engineering encompasses a wide range of activity that includes researching, designing, developing, manufacturing, managing, and controlling engineering systems, subsystems, and their components. More specifically, individuals pursuing the study of mechanical engineering will learn about the use of energy from natural sources and its economical conversion into other useful energy; the design and fabrication of machines processing materials into useful products; and/or the creative planning, development, and operation of systems for using energy resources and machines.
Mechanical engineering is a creative profession with a heavy emphasis on problem-solving in diverse industries. Areas to which mechanical engineers make substantial contributions include transportation, power generation, energy conversion, machine design, manufacturing and automation, environmental control, and control of engineering systems.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is very competitive and requires a strong GPA (3.4 desired) along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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ENGR 1166 - Foundations of Engineering (Major Requirement)
CSE 1010 - Introduction to Computing for Engineers (Major Requirement)
ECE 1101 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Tools (Major Requirement)
MATH 1131Q - Calculus 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
International Engineering Club
National Society of Black Engineers
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Club