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Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate programs combine a broad-based education in the engineering sciences with a strong grounding in quantitative, problem-solving, design, and communications skills. By emphasizing both analytical and creative methods, MechE gives students the broad skills set they need to pursue their goals - whether that means working as an engineer, founding a company, continuing on to graduate study and research, or going to a professional school to study medicine, business, or law.


MechE majors may choose from three SB degree programs, and undergraduates from other majors may pursue a minor in mechanical engineering to enhance their academic portfolio and broaden their knowledge base.


All three undergraduate degree programs prepare students for professional practice in an era of rapidly advancing technology. They combine a strong base in the engineering sciences (mechanics, materials, fluid and thermal sciences, systems, and control) with project-based laboratory and design experiences. All strive to help students develop independence, creative talent, and leadership, as well as the capability for continuing professional growth.


SB in Mechanical Engineering (Course 2) is the traditional program leading to the bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Course 2 is a structured program that prepares students for a broad range of career choices in the field of mechanical engineering.


SB in Engineering as Recommended by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Course 2-A) is intended for students whose career objectives require greater flexibility. Course 2-A allows students to combine the essential elements of the traditional mechanical engineering program with study in another, complementary field.


SB in Mechanical & Ocean Engineering (Course 2-OE) is a structured program for students who wish to combine a firm foundation in mechanical engineering with a specialization in ocean engineering.

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