Mechanical engineering is a very broad field of engineering which deals with almost
all of the day-to-day applications. Mechanical engineers deal with anything that has
motion - from human body to complex machines. The breadth of mechanical engineering
discipline allows students to find career opportunities in a wide variety of industries
including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, oil and gas, power generation,
appliances, heavy machinery, electronics, robots, healthcare etc. Mechanical engineering
is concerned with the design, analysis, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical
systems and thermal devices and processes. Some examples of products and processes
developed by mechanical engineers include micro-scale sensors to large aircrafts and
spacecrafts, engines and control systems for automobiles and aircraft, electric power
generation machines, lifesaving mechanical devices, and a wide variety of consumer
Mechanical engineering atTennessee Tech - Points of Pride
The mechanical engineering undergraduate program atTennessee Tech is ranked among
the top 35 in the country in terms of undergraduate enrollment.
TTU mechanical engineering graduates frequently find employment in many regional and
national companies including Nissan, GM, Volkswagen, Eastman Chemical, Mahle, TRW,
Denso, Bridgestone, NASA-Marshall etc.
The program offers a rich offering of elective courses in the areas of thermal and
fluids engineering, vibrations and noise control, mechatronics, machine designing,
manufacturing and materials.
Experimental learning with capstone projects from industries, lab experiments and
participation in national competitions with design teams such as Autonomous Robots
and Baja SAE are the hallmarks of ME program atTennessee Tech.
Students receive personal attention from top-notch department faculty members.
TheTennessee Tech BAJA SAE program is the only program in the world to have won the
competition 12 times in the history of the competition.
The mechanical engineering students atTennessee Tech will have access to state of
the art laboratories. These laboratories are equipped with the latest equipment, hardware
and software. Students enrolled in senior capstone design course have projects that
help the students gain hands-on experience. This is helpful when seeking employment
in many of the top companies in the nation.
Extra Curricular Activities
The mechanical engineering students are able to participate in the several extra-curricular
activities.There are several student organizations which are dedicated to certain branches of
mechanical engineering. These organizations conduct several industrial visits and
seminar sessions throughout the year where experts from industry share their knowledge
with the students. Some of the organizations are -
Formula SAE (FSAE)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)