Department of Mechanical Engineering

SSIS Spring 2009 Commencement Mechanical Engineering Senior Project Showcase Spring 2012 Hornet Racing 2013 - Formula SAE Competition Space Shuttle Fly Over 2012 Wind Tunnel Lab at Sac State


Mechanical Engineering applies the principles of science and mathematics to the design of machinery and equipment used in transportation, manufacturing and energy conversion. Typically mechanical engineers are involved in the design, development and testing of aircraft and spacecraft, transport vehicles, power plants, manufacturing equipment, computer peripherals, biomedical devices, robots, and  climate control in buildings. This field is changing rapidly and many products currently being designed and built by mechanical engineers were not in existence a few years ago.

Building on a base in mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals, the Mechanical Engineering (ME) program includes courses on machine design, energy conversion, manufacturing, properties of materials, and includes extensive application of computers in these areas. The curriculum maintains a balance among basic fundamentals, analytical methods and design applications which prepares the graduate for both an entry into the engineering profession and long-term career.

The ME program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).