Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with mechanical and energy systems and the intelligent use of modern materials. Mechanical engineers conceive, plan, design and direct the manufacture, distribution and operation of a wide variety of devices, machines and systems for energy conversion, environmental control, materials processing, transportation, materials handling and other purposes. The field of mechanical engineering is very broad, and the profession provides an ideal base for interdisciplinary activities.
Engineers are constantly challenged to advance and implement modern technologies. The challenge can be met provided that one obtains a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles of the engineering sciences. Marquette's mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the engineering sciences and principles of manufacturing and organization used to implement these fundamentals in practical engineering applications.
Integrated with the technical and scientific content of our program is a series of elective courses in the humanities, social sciences, theology, philosophy and communication arts. These courses provide students with an understanding of society and an awareness of their social responsibilities.
To accommodate students' professional interests, the department offers electives in several areas within mechanical engineering. In choosing electives, students and faculty advisers determine courses that best meet students' needs and interests. By carefully selecting technical elective course work, students can obtain in-depth knowledge in one or possibly two areas of study to compliment the broad, fundamental required courses.
Our graduates will:
At the completion of the mechanical engineering major, the graduate is able to:
For a complete guide to all undergraduate programs at Marquette University, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin. Included are the requirements and curricula for all College of Engineering programs.