Areas of Concentration

Based on their interests, students may cluster their electives courses in one topic area to gain a specialty — or a concentration — within mechanical engineering. The following groupings are available concentrations within the mechanical engineering program.

Aerospace Engineering

  • ME 545 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

And two courses from the following:

  • ME 512 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 
  • ME 520 Analysis and Design of Composites 
  • ME 546 Introduction to Turbomachinery 
  • ME 595 Heat Exchanger Design

Automotive Engineering

  • ME 515 Automotive Engineering 

And two courses from the following:

  • ME 520 Analysis and Design of Composites  
  • ME 529 Modern and Advanced Combustion Engines 
  • ME 595 Heat Exchanger Design

Biomedical Engineering

  • ME 525 Biomechanics

And two courses from the following:

  • ME 526 Biofluid Mechanics
  • ME 527 Mechanics of Human Movement
  • ME 580 Medical Device Design and Technology
  • ME 587 Human Factors Engineering

Product Design and Manufacturing

Take any three courses from the following:

  • ME 544 Introduction to CAD
  • ME 564 Principles of Opt. Design and Manufacturing
  • ME 565 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • ME 566 Design for Manufacturability

Power Generation

  • ME 510 Power Plant Engineering

And two courses from the following: 

  • ME 512 Intermediate Fluid Dyanmics
  • ME 513 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • ME 529 Modern and Adv. Comb. Engines
  • ME 546 Introduction to Turbomachinery
  • ME 595 Heat Exchange Design

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • ME 530 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • ME 535 Good Manufacturing Practice in Pharmaceutical Facilities Design
  • ME 540 Validation in Life Sciences Manufacturing

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • ME 598 Introduction to Robotics

And two courses from the following:

  • ME 522 Mechatronics I
  • ME 551 Microprocessor Applications in ME
  • ME 523 Mechatronics II

Sustainable Energy

  • ME 514 Sustainable Energy 

And any two courses from the following:

  • ME 511 Wind Energy - Theory and Application
  • ME 513 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • ME 518 Solar Energy - Theory and Application
  • ME 519 Solar Energy - System Designs