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Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Creating and improving machines to benefit humankind

What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers helped to create the car you drive to work, the potato chips you eat at lunch, or the heating and air-conditioning system that keeps you comfortable at home. They also helped to create the Mars Rover, industrial robots, and solar heating systems. With a mechanical engineering degree you may end up working in industries such as aerospace, automotive, bioengineering, communications, petroleum or product manufacturing.

Why should I choose to study Mechanical Engineering at Merrimack College?
Mechanical engineers work on diverse, challenging problems requiring the integration of science, engineering, and socio-economic knowledge. The courses you’ll take cover a purposefully broad scope of topics to prepare you to deal with the “big picture.” Mechanical engineering teaches you how things work and how to think analytically. You will learn how to oversee complicated and interdisciplinary projects, and will solve real-life problems that benefit society.

Mechanical engineering at Merrimack College provides an excellent technical education in the context of the liberal arts experience. Our faculty believe that the best learning takes place through mentoring; and, we provide our students with a variety of study abroad, co-op and research opportunities.

Where would I work after graduation?
Mechanical engineers work in fields ranging from robotics to superconductivity, centrifuges to artificial joints and limbs, and rocket propulsion systems to air conditioners. Almost everything sold on the market today involves mechanical engineering, from conception & design to production & marketing. Companies who employ mechanical engineers include: General Electric, Boston Scientific, General Motors, Ford, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, IBM and Lockheed Martin.