Mechanical Engineering, B.S.


Mechanical engineers create the products that you use every day. Our work enhances cars, energy systems, medical devices, nuclear power and other equipment upon which our society depends. Our labs develop blast-resistant materials, innovative medical diagnostic tools and new alloy materials.

Our curriculum provides a thorough and well-rounded foundation in basic science, mathematics, engineering science, and general education to prepare you for either a professional engineering career or graduate school. The program provides a background in design, solid and fluid mechanics, systems engineering, and the thermal sciences, including energy and energy transfer.

Our students also have interdisciplinary opportunities in programs such as biomechanics, geomechanics, manufacturing, material science, ocean engineering, and micro/nano sciences. They conduct research in a broad range of areas including mechanical/systems design, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and thermal science.

Students participate in internships at companies such as the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Toray Plastics, Hexagon Metrology, and the RI Department of Transportation. Upon graduation, students are prepared for a variety of careers including defense, aerospace, control and instrumentation, automotive, medicine, theme park design, and more.

ABET Accreditation

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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