About the department
Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Department, founded in 1967, offers undergraduate as well as research and graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Mechanical Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering is a very broad field. It encompasses machines, materials, energy, manufacturing, automation, biomedical engineering, aerospace and more. The Department’s expertise and programs fully cover this breadth, offering students a broadly based education and a wide range of career choices.
The biomedical mechanical engineering program aims to graduate engineers who have specialized in the biomedical engineering subfield of mechanical engineering. This subfield includes: the design of medical devices, such as artificial hearts, implants and prostheses; the development and selection of bio-compatible metallic and non-metallic materials for implants and medical equipment; robotics for medical applications; biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering. The program structure parallels that of the regular mechanical engineering program, replacing eight courses in the regular program with courses that focus on biomedical subjects.