Mechanical engineers design the future. To address challenges facing society both locally and globally, mechanical engineers combine technical analysis with creativity.

They apply scientific and mathematical ideas to create machines, products, and technological systems in a wide range of contexts. They often work collaboratively with team members of diverse expertise.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a comprehensive curriculum, full of learning experiences that prepare our majors for professional work or further study at the graduate level. Design is integrated throughout the curriculum. Students use contemporary engineering computer software and apply modern manufacturing processes in analyzing and constructing their design projects.

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The programs are grounded in Lafayette’s traditional strength in discipline-specific engineering and complemented by the College’s excellence in the liberal arts.

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