About Mechanical Engineering

If it moves, a mechanical engineer designed it! Mechanical engineers are responsible for a wide range of mechanical, thermal and biomedical systems and devices, from computer parts to power plants, and from manufacturing systems to spacecraft. This is a broad-based area of engineering, and graduates find work in almost every sector of industry, including high tech, aerospace, manufacturing, automobiles, energy, biomedicine and consulting

Career opportunities

  • Aeronautical/aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Robotics/automation/controls engineer
  • Energy systems engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Consulting engineer
  • Renewable energy engineer

About Biomedical Mechanical Engineering
The purpose of the Biomedical Mechanical Engineering program is to graduate engineers proficient in the areas of biomedical engineering related to mechanical engineering. These include 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 biomedically-oriented courses.

This program has a broad scope, so that graduates may have a wide range of career choices, not only in the biomedical field but also in conventional mechanical engineering. Biomedical systems are among the most complex of mechanical systems; therefore, a strong and comprehensive education in standard mechanical engineering principles is provided, with emphasis on their application in biomedical systems.

Career opportunities

  • Rehabilitation engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
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