Mechanical engineers are problem solvers. Mechanical engineering is one of the largest and broadest engineering disciplines; it uses a foundation of physics, chemistry, and mathematics to study mechanical and fluid/thermal systems.
Because every industry values a mechanical engineer’s problem-solving capabilities, you’ll enjoy tremendous career flexibility in disciplines as varied as research, manufacturing, product and systems design and testing, health care, energy, the military, transportation, and consumer products. A mechanical engineering education also is excellent preparation for technical management, business, law, or technical sales.
Why Penn State Behrend?
The School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend offers you the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art facilities, conduct research with award-winning faculty, and be recruited by companies around the world.
You’ll learn how to use scientific and engineering methods to design, build, and test useful products that are safe, reliable, and cost effective. Your studies begin in mathematics, mechanics, and thermodynamics, then progress to course work in machine design, heat transfer, and system dynamics. Throughout your studies you’ll learn how to apply scientific principles, engineering analysis, and engineering design to solve unstructured problems.
In your senior year, you’ll work with a small team and faculty mentor to complete a capstone design project. Most projects are sponsored by industry partners, giving you the opportunity to work on a real-world industry project, gain meaningful professional experience, and demonstrate relevant skills to potential employers.
The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org. Also, the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend consistently places in the Top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs.
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