Mechanical Engineering

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Program Description

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse programs in the field of engineering. It affects almost all aspects of our lives and embraces many areas of specialization: automotive systems; bioengineering; combustion and propulsion; design methodology and tribology; dynamic systems and controls; energy systems and thermodynamics; fluid mechanics; heat transfer; manufacturing and production; materials behavior and processing; and micro-scale and nano-scale phenomena and systems.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates will work in technical leadership and management positions in such fields as:

  • Manufacturing, energy, and transportation.
  • Aerospace
  • Defense and security
  • Computer software and electronics
  • Automotive
  • Environment
  • Health and biological engineering
  • Research and development
  • Robotics
  • Thermal systems
  • Industrial automation

DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS

The curriculum is designed as a sequence of increasingly specialized experiences.

1st Year: mastering the basics of science

2nd Year: taking fundamental engineering courses

3rd Year: taking specialized mechanical engineering courses in the subfields of mechanical engineering, e.g. mechanical design, and manufacturing

4th Year: broadening and deepening knowledge of the field through technical elective courses

Engineering design, communication, teamwork, and laboratory experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Mechanobiology

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The Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute) is a new cooperatively-run engineering college. By introducing top engineering curricula and resou ... Read More

The Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute) is a new cooperatively-run engineering college. By introducing top engineering curricula and resources from UIUC, complemented with contributions from counterpart colleges and departments from ZJU, ZJU-UIUC Institute will provide a world-class engineering education. Read less