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

Mechanical engineers apply scientific and mathematical ideas to create machines, projects, and technological systems. Working in a wide range of contexts, they often work collaboratively with team members of diverse expertise. Like all engineers, mechanical engineers are creative problem solvers. They design, develop, and construct internal combustion engines, machinery, power plants, transportation vehicles, and biomedical devices. They work in manufacturing, marketing, management, research, education, and system design and development.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a comprehensive B.S. program that prepares graduates for professional work or further study at the graduate level. Design is integrated throughout the curriculum. We also offer a minor in mechanical engineering.


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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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