Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Degree


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What is Mechanical Engineering?

Because mechanical engineers are so versatile, this field will help prepare you to meet the needs of an evolving technological, solution-driven world. It encompasses meeting the needs of the design and analysis of machines and processes to meet the expanding needs of a changing, technological, energy-based society. Mechanical engineers work in many areas such as the automotive and aerospace industries, governmental agencies and laboratories, manufacturing facilities, power-production, consulting firms and universities.


Program Highlights

  • Prepare to succeed in smaller classes taught by dedicated and expert faculty who are committed to helping you.
  • Discover many networking and co-op opportunities that can help you land a great job through our many partnerships with local, state, and regional companies.
  • Select from a wide variety of electives that will allow you to focus on what you are interested in and personalize your degree experience.
  • Gain experience creating an engineering system that integrates multiple sensors and actuators, and provides supervisory autonomous control through an embedded microcontroller unit.
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See the Tentative Schedule of Course Offerings for Mechanical Engineering students here

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Future Careers

  • Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Energy Conservation and Harvesting
  • HVAC
  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics


Companies Hiring ME Students at Tennessee Tech

  • Boeing
  • Caterpillar
  • GM
  • Honda
  • John Deere
  • NASA
  • Nissan
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Volkswagen
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