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What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical Engineering is focused on a learning and research environment to instruct and encourage our students to reach their full potential in technical expertise, innovative expression and collaborative design.

Why mechanical engineering at OSU?

Students in Mechanical Engineering at OSU endure intensive academic programs and gain hands-on experience with exciting projects, preparing them for careers after graduation. Whether students are battling robots, working on cars or other capstone projects, they are able to take theories learned in the classroom and apply them to real-world situations.

Career opportunities

Mechanical engineering is an exceedingly diverse field that spans an exceptionally wide range of systems, devices and vehicles. In virtually every organization where engineers are employed, mechanical engineers will be found. Possible job titles:

  • Applications Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • R&D Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Completions Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Production Engineer

Highlights

Expert faculty and staff

All mechanical engineering courses are taught by a faculty member, many with extensive research and industry experience.

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology offers a variety of competitive scholarships. To learn more, view all CEAT scholarship opportunities.

Hands-on curriculum 

Undergraduate students in the Mechanical Engineering program at OSU participate in hands-on experiences with exciting projects, preparing them for careers after graduation. Students who participate in competition teams (Baja Car, Formula One Car, ChemE Car, Mercury Robotics, Speedfest), research projects or the required senior capstone project are able to take theories learned in the classroom and apply them to real world situations.
Engineering design is integrated throughout the curriculum with a strong emphasis during the junior and senior years.


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