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
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May 25, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
The University of Alabama’s robotics team added another championship to the college’s pile over the weekend. Alabama Astrobotics, made up… Read more
UA News: For Second Straight Year, UA Engineering Students Win NASA Contest
May 23, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
Alabama Astrobotics took top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition, besting student teams from 45 other institutions in the… Read more
UA News: UA Researchers Expand Opportunities with Upgraded Atom Probe Technology
May 18, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
A new, powerful microscope recently installed at The University of Alabama will expand exploration into nanotechnology and geological sciences, helping… Read more