Mechanical Engineering

Understand and Solve Challenging Problems with Energy, Materials, and Mechanics

As a mechanical engineering student, you will learn to solve problems for people by using principles of energy, materials, and mechanics to design and manufacture machines, systems, and devices of all types.

Design New Ways to Make Life Easier

This means you may design and work with many types of products and machines, from small revolutionizing parts to complex machines to environmental products -- such as air purifiers and systems, bicycles, safety gadgets, roller coasters, ocean-faring drones, fast and fuel efficient cars, airplanes, robots, educational toys for kids, medical devices, and musical instruments. You'll also:

  • Learn how to design machinery and machine elements and work with different types of materials.
  • Work within a team on course projects to apply what you've learned in class to a real-world problem of your choice.
  • Use up-to-date equipment and tools to conduct experiments and design and build prototypes, such as a guitar and an air engine.

Become a Mechanical Engineer

This wide-reaching technical knowledge provides the foundation skill set — including analytical, computational, and communication — that you need in your career as a mechanical engineer.

Apply to USD today and declare your major in engineering!