The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering offers baccalaureate degrees in engineering mechanics and mechanical engineering, and master's and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering and theoretical and applied mechanics.
Engineering mechanics is the basis of most of the engineering disciplines, including aerospace engineering, civil engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering. It focuses on the study of forces that act on bodies, and the resulting motion.
Mechanical engineering applies the principles of physics to the analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It includes many areas of specialization, including bioengineering, energy systems and thermodynamics, and nano- and microelectromechanical systems (NEMS and MEMS).
Master's and doctoral students in theoretical and applied mechanics specialize in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and materials, dynamics, applied mathematics, and computational science and engineering.