The Department of Mechanical Engineering program at Embry-Riddle provides a strong foundation in all of the fundamental areas of Mechanical Engineering, along with focused tracks in areas of rapid employment growth such as high-performance vehicles, bio-mechanical systems, clean energy systems, and robotics.
Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering professions, involving work in almost every technical area and in a wide variety of industries and organizations. It is also among the most enduring professional careers, with stable job opportunities during difficult economic periods.
The undergraduate program gives students a solid background in the basic mechanical engineering subjects so they can plan, analyze, design, and schedule mechanical systems, including those in high-performance vehicles, energy and power, biomedical systems, and robotics. Coursework is designed to give them a chance to work in teams and explore the breadth of engineering topics.
The graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering expand on this with advanced studies in engineering specializing in Electro-Mechanical Systems. Graduates are prepared to design and implement electro-mechanical systems. There is high demand for expertise in this area in a wide range of industries including aerospace, aviation, automotive, biomedical, and energy systems industries.
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* The M.S. in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering is a cross-departmental degree program.
Accelerated master's degree programs for all of the College of Engineering Master's degrees are also available to exceptional Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering juniors and seniors; these degree programs apply a student's technical electives to their master's degree.
The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ERAU is to contribute to the field of mechanical engineering through academic-industry partnerships, innovative faculty and student-driven research, and focused development of student skills in areas of significant global interest, such as high-performance vehicles, bio-mechanical systems, energy systems, and robotics.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers support to many student competition groups and project-based-learning organizations to enhance the classroom experience through hands-on projects.