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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are problem solvers who are scientifically informed and mathematically minded. The mechanical engineering curriculum prepares students to deal effectively with a broad range of engineering problems rather than with narrow specialties.

Career Profile

Graduates find employment in a wide range of industries, government agencies and educational institutions where they are concerned with many functions.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 HIST 102 Western Civilization: 1600 to Present CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry MATH 155 Calculus 1 ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering

Senior Year

MAE 456 CAD and Finite Element Analysis MAE 454 Machine Design and Manufacturing MAE 322 Thermal and Fluids Laboratory MAE 471 Principles of Engineering Design

By the Numbers

Facts and figures that make this major unique:

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The mechanical engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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