Introduction to the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Ron Miles and the anechoic chamber.
Mechanical Engineering seniors build a baja vehicle.
Students build award-winning Formula-Hybrid racecar, baja car, supermileage vehicle Video>
Changhong Ke's research finds Boron nitride nanotube composites outperform their carbon cousins. Read More >
Groups led by Ronald Miles are designing directional microphones inspired by the ears of a parasitic fly. Read More >
From designing to fabricating — Mechanical Engineers do it all
Just what comes to mind when you think of mechanical engineers? Are they people who design appliances — or people who design airplanes? Or both?
Mechanical engineers really do it all, designing and making nearly everything you can imagine. They design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more. At the Watson School, we'll teach you the how and why, as well as help you learn to design and fabricate the products that will affect the lives of everyone around you.
If you tinkered with the toaster in your youth — and if you could put it back together — we'll teach you the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, including computer-aided design, give you hands-on experience and prepare you for whatever path you wish to take in the mechanical engineering field.
Our Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.