Department of Mechanical Engineering

Overview

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Engineers are problem solvers. They use a variety of tools, including math, science, technology, and economics to find effective solutions to the world’s most difficult problems. 

Mechanical Engineering is a broad, multi-disciplinary Engineering field that includes topics such as:

  • Strength and durability of components
    • Examples include automobile frames, large structures, stress on human joints, heat treatments of steel.
  • Fluid flow and matter transfer
    • Aerodynamics, fluid flow through pipes, pressure vessels, pumps
  • Energy transfer and generation
    • Thermodynamics of engines, heat dissipation, HVA
  • Design of complex systems and mechanisms
    • Landing gear, computer control systems and robotics
  • Modern technology
    • 3-D printing, advanced computer simulations, composite materials

Mechanical Engineers really are the jack-of-all-trades! Our programs meet or exceed the standards of a rigorous set of engineer-defined criteria. Core courses in heat transfer, machine design, and systems design, plus a thermal-fluids lab, highlight a thorough degree program in mechanical engineering.

ME Enrollment Statistics

Year ME Fall   Enrollment Graduates
2016-2017 137
2015-2016 156 31
2014-2015 163 32
2013-2014 175 27
2012-2013 148 21
2011-2012 131 17
2010-2011 122 19
2009-2010 118 23
2008-2009 107 9

Interesting Elective Classes I Might Take

  • Aero Design
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials

What I Can Do With My Degree

Aerospace (the aeronautical industry hires more mechanical engineers than aeronautical engineers)

Biomedical

Manufacturing

Oil and Power

Transportation

Mechanical Engineering News

Our hearts are heavy with the passing of our first Mechanical Engineering Machinist, Herman Zeller. Herman passed away on November 6, 2016. Please be praying for his family. Click here to read more about Herman Zeller.

Degrees

Mission Statement

We are dedicated Christian scholars with a passion for Christ, His church, and humanity.  Our tools are math and technology, but our mission is to prepare the leaders of tomorrow to change the world for our Lord.  We harness the knowledge of scripture and the laws of creation to serve the world; one problem at a time.

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Any questions about this department? Contact Dr. Wayne Whaley.