The Mechanical Engineering degree program prepares the student for a
successful professional career through advanced study in design, development,
analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems for a wide range
of industries, including transportation, automation, medical, energy generation,
electronics, sports and aerospace.
The program combines core mechanical engineering courses with technical
electives that enable the student to specialize in both traditional and
contemporary concentration areas. This program provides flexibility to allow the
student to select his/her own specialty from the concentration areas designed by
the department, including general mechanical engineering, design engineering,
manufacturing engineering and management, thermal fluid system and sustainable
energy, biomechanical engineering, mechanics and materials, micro and nano
engineering, mechatronics and automation, and sports engineering. The student
can design an individualized program of study with the help and approval of
his/her faculty advisor if the academic and career goals extend beyond the
available concentration areas.
Customized study plans allow receiving the Mechanical Engineering M.S.
degree while pursuing another M. S. degree in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technology Management, and MBA. Dural
degree students in these two programs should consult their respective advisors
to work on their individualized plans.
The department is the home of the
CNC Mini Milling Machine Laboratory and the
Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Some classes are
taught by adjunct faculty from local industries and faculty from other
engineering departments at UB.
The Master of Science
degree in Mechanical Engineering is intended to prepare individuals with a
strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the
Mechanical Engineering field at an advanced level and for further study leading
to the doctorate. Admission to the program requires a Bachelor's degree in
Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering and/or design curriculum.
Students with other engineering or
science background can be accepted into the program with the condition that they
will make up their deficiencies in the core Mechanical Engineering areas
(mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics,
dynamics of mechanical systems, design and manufacturing) in the MSME program
and/or through additional courses.
Please refer to the General Admissions Information for general requirements.