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      Mechanical Engineering Department


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Mechanical Engineers are involved in all aspects of the design of systems and processes for generating, converting and using power for beneficial purposes. These aspects range from the design of mechanical components to the optimization of large and complex power generation systemsas well as the minimization of environmental impact. Mechanical engineers apply their knowledge of fundamental scientific principles and their skills in modeling and testing to the design of such devices and systems as: automobile engines, aircraft and space vehicles, gas and steam turbines, heating and air conditioning systems, mechatronics and robotic systems. The Mechanical Engineering department offers Bachelor of Science (BSME) and Master of Science (MSME) degrees. The department houses many laboratories including the Haas Manufacturing Laboratory, the Environmental Laboratory, and the Robotics Laboratory.