Mechanical Engineering is one of the most diverse engineering disciplines dealing with design, development and manufacturing of every kind of vehicle, power system and machine.
Mechanical engineers design products that affect virtually every area of your life, including the following:
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Students pursuing a B.S in Mechanical Engineering participate in a variety of senior design projects.
A few options include:
As a senior design team, Frontier Wheelchairs has partnered with Hope Haven International in Antigua, Guatemala, to improve wheelchair designs to serve the needs of wheelchair users.
Led by Norman Reese, the project allows students to go through the whole engineering design process, from interacting with the "customer" and developing design concepts, to getting hands-on experience building their own wheelchair.
The SAE Mini Baja Project is an international, collegiate competition that requires students design, build, and race an off-road vehicle. SAE gives specific guidelines that each team must follow in order to compete.
Competition results are based on the design, cost, and performance of each vehicle. Teams are entirely student based with the exception of a faculty advisor.
With a degree in mechanical engineering graduates may choose from a number of industry career options.
A few possible career choices include:
The program is designed to be completed in a four year period by students who have already completed the following list of courses. However, if you haven't taken all of these courses by the time you graduate high school, you may make up the necessary courses during your freshman year at LETU.
Both physics and chemistry are desired. Students who transfer from another college or university should understand that there are sequences of courses in the curriculum, up to six semesters in length, which build on one another.
Learn more about the lab space and facilities available to Engineering, Mechanical Concentration students:
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