Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department of Mechanical Engineering

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.

 Mission: 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.

Educational Objectives:  The overall educational objective of the Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to become lifelong leaders in their profession:  Specific program educational objectives are:

 1. To produce competent engineers employed in a wide variety of technical areas in the local, national, or international engineering job markets.

2. To prepare some graduates for immediate further education with a view toward careers in research, education, or business. 

3. To prepare some graduates for careers in government service, either civilian or military.

4. To educate engineers who can set their engineering work in a larger social-political context, and who realize the value of continuing education.