The Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Connecticut educates students in basic engineering, science, and mathematical principles and prepares them for rewarding careers in engineering. The Bachelor of Science degree offers opportunities for students to create their own area of focus or to take electives to explore an interest in another professional school or program. Through the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Connecticut you can:
What is a Mechanical Engineer?
Mechanical engineers employ their skills in mathematics and science to develop, design, and manufacture tools, engines, machines, and countless other mechanical devices that improve our standard of living.
Mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse disciplines within the engineering profession. Mechanical engineers collaborate with doctors to design better medical equipment, research and build renewable energy technologies, and create robots that replicate human movement. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2004 mechanical engineers held a quarter of a million jobs in the U.S. From designing things we use daily, to leading innovation in such state-of-the-art technologies as nanotechnology, an emerging field in which engineers design and create functional systems at the molecular level, mechanical engineers help shape the future, as well as the quality of our everyday lives.