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 Lunabotics Team to Defend Title
May 9, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
After winning first place in last year's NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, a team of students called Alabama Lunabotics from The University of Alabama and... Shelton State Community College will return to the competition May 20 at Kennedy Space Center. Read more
UA Engineering Students Prepare Vehicle for Competition
May 3, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
The University of Alabama Society of Automotive Engineers' formula team, Crimson Racing, will return to the SAE competition at Michigan International Speedway... in Brooklyn, Mich. May 7-11. Read more
NSF Selects UA Students, Alumna for Highly Competitive Fellowships
May 2, 2013 - NEWS RELEASE - UANEWS.UA.EDU
The National Science Foundation selected seven University of Alabama students and one alumna for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program from among more than... 13,000 applicants. Read more