Mechanical engineering is the most versatile of all engineering programs. Mechanical engineering encompasses the design, analysis, testing and manufacture of products used in every facet of modern society. Mechanical engineers design components, machines, systems and processes.
Mechanical engineers pursue careers in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, communication, defense, energy, railroad and robotics industries, just to name a few. Mechanical engineers are also found in almost all manufacturing industries. Increasingly, mechanical engineers are needed in the environmental and bio-medical fields, and many of our graduates have pursued education in medicine and law. Without a doubt, virtually every product or service in modern life has probably been touched in some way by a mechanical engineer.
The engineering graphics program is also part of the mechanical engineering department. Engineers use technical drawing to communicate and document their ideas. Students in all the engineering disciplines who want to communicate in the graphical language are encouraged to study engineering graphics. Read more...
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
In The News: Students design hybrid for automotive competition
September 29, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
Students at The University of Alabama are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle called EcoCar 3. The… Read more
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
November 4, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. - EVENT - EVENTS.UA.EDU
Join the UA student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers hear from representatives from FedEx. Read more
In The News: UA starts exchange program
September 25, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
When the plant manager at Mercedes-Benz expressed to University of Alabama President Judy Bonner the need for German-speaking engineers in… Read more