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.
Graduates find employment in a wide range of industries, government agencies and educational institutions where they are concerned with many functions.
Sample Course Schedules
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Freshman YearENGR 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 YearMAE 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:
- WVU is one of 16 North American schools vying in EcoCAR 3, a competition to turn a 2016 Chevy Camaro into a hybrid-electric vehicle.
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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The mechanical engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.