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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester offers an undergraduate program leading to an ABET accredited B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. A program leading to a B.S. degree in geomechanics is also offered jointly with the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester is to educate able, creative, responsible engineers capable of assuming leadership roles in their profession. The department offers a rigorous academic program designed to prepare students for engineering practice, graduate study, and a lifetime of continued learning. The curriculum is based on a firm foundation of basic science, applied mathematics, and engineering sciences, and includes significant experience in experimental work and in the analysis, design, and development of mechanical and thermal systems. The program aims to enhance the leadership and communication skills needed to excel in professional life and to promote an understanding of the broad social and economic impacts of engineering.