Created in the fall of 2008, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is a key component of the University's growth strategy. Its curriculum is expressly tailored to meet the needs of the modern mechanical engineer, providing instruction in micro-thermodynamics, micro-fluidics and other areas that will be essential for the 21st-century mechanical engineer. Seven teaching labs for undergraduates reinforce the engineering theory taught in lectures through hands-on experimentation.
The department offers both undergraduate and advanced degrees and remains committed to interdisciplinary research. Collaboration between mechanical engineers and electrical engineers is particularly promising, having already produced advances in micro-electromechanical systems. Robotics research is also expected to accelerate as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, materials scientists and computer scientists collaborate.
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