Mechanical Engineering Department
Chair: Dr. Junling (Joyce) Hu
The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is designed to enhance the skills of individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific or technical background for entry into the profession at an advanced level, to obtain a position in industry or consulting, and/or for further study leading to a Doctorate Degree.
This degree program provides advanced study in contemporary and emerging Mechanical Engineering fields as well as in the traditional mechanical engineering field. The department supports several curriculum tracks as well as general mechanical engineering coursework which permits the student to increase his/her knowledge and competence in essential skills for mechanical engineering while affording sufficient freedom to provide in-depth study in areas such as mechanical design, manufacturing, solid mechanics and materials, and thermal fluid system and sustainable energy; and explore in interdisciplinary areas such as mechatronics and automation, sports and aeronautical engineering, biomechanical engineering, and micro and nano engineering.
The department is the home of the CNC Mini Milling Machine Laboratory, Computer Aided Engineering and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, and the Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Students can also access to the other laboratories in the School of Engineering. Some classes are taught by adjunct faculty from local industries and faculty from other engineering departments at UB.