What is Mechanical Engineering at WVU like?
Mechanical engineers work individually and in multidisciplinary teams to design and manufacture a wide and diverse range of products that are available in the marketplace today. They use science and mathematics to effectively solve numerous real-life engineering problems in order to improve the quality of life and preserve our environment.
Areas of specialty in mechanical engineering include:
- energy conversion and combustion processes
- mitigating environmental impacts
- improving product function
- developing smarter control systems
- developing new materials
At a Glance
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Students who plan a career in medicine, dentistry or related area may substitute certain certain chemistry and biology courses to count as the technical elective requirement.