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
UA News: UA Names Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2014
March 5, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
The University of Alabama Graduate School has announced the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student awards. The awards will… Read more
UA Dialog: Faculty Mentors Introduce Students to World of Research
March 4, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
Students, with faculty mentoring, are planning projects for the Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. The April 17 conference,… Read more
In The News: Ajay Agrawal Named UA’s Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Prof
November 25, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - NEWS.ENG.UA.EDU
Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor and Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama, will… Read more