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Mechanical engineers design and support the production and deployment of technological products, services and systems necessary for modern society, ranging from automobiles, aircraft and spacecraft to biomedical devices, chemical production and energy.
Mechanical engineering at WVU Tech offers an excellent balance of analytical and applied coursework with design and laboratory experiences integrated throughout the program. Our labs are equipped with modern computerized test equipment that prepare our graduates to effectively face the challenges of contemporary industry.
Students that do well in math and physics tend to enjoy this program.
Tavon came to WVU Tech from Baltimore, Maryland. At Tech, he studied mechanical engineering, organized a popular student design exposition and landed an internship at a cybersecurity firm in D.C.
These days, he’s putting his skills to work as an Assistant Field Engineer at Emerson, where he works on power plant and water treatment facility projects throughout the country and around the world.
Raúl came to WVU Tech from Puerto Rico to play baseball and earn his degree in mechanical engineering. His path has taken him to North Carolina, where he works as an associate field service engineer. He spends his days working on control systems or troubleshooting hardware at a power plant.
“Engineering improves quality of life. Whether by advancements in transportation, power generation, food conservation,manufacturing — you name it — mechanical engineering will always be involved.”
Graduates of the mechanical engineering program hit the ground running. With practical and theoretical experience obtained through foundational course work; design and lab experiences; intercollegiate student design competitions; and hands-on co-ops and internships, WVU Tech students are well prepared for life after graduation.
With instruction from highly accessible faculty with practical engineering experience, WVU Tech graduates are highly regarded. Graduates have found careers in industries such as manufacturing (automotive, aircraft and mining equipment), chemical production, energy production and utilities. Some graduates have gone on to complete advanced degrees (MS and PhD).
Learn about metals, microstructure, chemical composition, heat treatment, plastic deformation, fracture, fatigue, creep and wear, plus preparation and microscopic examination of specimens and advanced materials testing.
Explore methods of analyzing the motion in linkages, cams, gears and other basic mechanisms. Explore the synthesis of linkages, cams, gear profiles and gear trains. Analysis techniques include algebraic, graphical methods and computer simulation.
Discover Bernoulli’s equation; dimensional analysis; potential flow analysis; lift analysis; compressible flow through nozzles; shock wave analysis; boundary layer effects; and experimental testing in subsonic and supersonic flows.