Lafayette’s mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to ensure a thorough understanding of math and science through both required and elective courses while providing a solid technical background via fundamental and advanced engineering courses. Mechanical engineering students study a broad spectrum of courses offered in automotive, aerospace, biomechanics, fluids, mechanisms, robotics, energy, materials, control systems, and more. Students also take electives in the humanities and social sciences to prepare them for a variety of careers and to fulfill the College’s Common Course of Study.┬áTypically, one course in four in the program at Lafayette is chosen from the liberal arts.

We also offer a minor in ME: a suite of classes that will introduce the methods and values of ME, and help you think like a mechanical engineer. The requirements for the minor in mechanical engineering comprise six courses. Please consult with the ME Department Head to discuss course selection; some prerequisites may be waived for students pursuing the minor, on an individual basis.

A full listing of mechanical engineering courses may be found in the College catalog.