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WVU Tech’s ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering program is designed to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges.
We offer a practice-oriented education that incorporates a strong emphasis on hands-on experience. The program provides a solid engineering foundation in thermodynamics, machine design, heat transfer, mechanical vibrations, control systems and materials science.
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.”
In our most recent survey of program graduates, we found that 100% of our 2019 graduates found full-time employment or started an advanced degree after graduating from WVU Tech. They also reported an average starting salary range of $55,000 - $64,000.
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).
CareersOur program graduates have landed rewarding jobs, enjoying fascinating careers as:
- Mechanical engineers
- Product engineers
- Manufacturing technology engineers
- Quality engineers
- Field service engineers
- Projects coordinators
- Facilities project engineers
- Materials and processes researcher
- Directors, general managers and even presidents/CEOs
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN
From the makeup of a single part to how it works within a complex machine - and every detail in between.
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.
Dynamics of Machines
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.