The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to ensure students’ understanding of math and science in addition to providing a solid technical background via fundamental and advanced engineering courses. Students study a broad spectrum of courses including sufficient electives in the humanities and social sciences to provide the enrichment necessary to tap a variety of career alternatives.┬áTypically, one course in five in the program at Lafayette is chosen from the liberal arts.

Technical elective course work offered by the department allows students to apply the fundamentals of mechanical design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and system dynamics and control to mechanical engineering problems. Senior students may elect to engage in independent study or Honors work. Recent projects have included theoretical and experimental work in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, bioengineering, manufacturing, and material behavior. These projects have resulted in numerous student/faculty publications and presentations at national meetings.

Lafayette offers many study abroad options including a full semester abroad in Spain and Germany as well as interim/summer study abroad courses in several other countries. Instruction in semester abroad programs is in English.

Representative schedule for Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016

Representative schedule for Class of 2017 and beyond