Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and oldest branches of engineering. Mechanical engineers are involved with the design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, control, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems – that is, any system that has a moving part! It is the perfect career for people who like to solve practical problems in a variety of working environments and develop systems to improve quality and productivity. Mechanical engineers are trained in traditional fields such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer, machine design, and controls; but they also learn how to apply the fundamental principles of physics, chemistry and mathematics. Our mission is to educate persons for professional and technical excellence, to perform research to advance the science and practice of engineering, to engage in service activities that advance the department, the university and the profession, and to instill in ourselves and students habits and attitudes that promote ethical behavior, professional responsibility and careers that advance the well-being of society.