Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines. Our program provides a wide range of opportunities in practice and in research, as well as non-engineering fields including business, law or medicine. Specific areas of focus in mechanical engineering at Delaware include the fields of biomechanics, clean energy and the environment, composite and advanced materials, nano-technology and nano-materials, and robotics and controls.
The undergraduate program is fully accredited and our curriculum is created to be flexible and responsive to the students' interests and needs. Our classes are taught by full-time faculty members and our undergraduates are encouraged to work directly with the faculty in their electives and in research activities including the University of Delaware Undergraduate Research Program and Senior Thesis research. Our Senior Design Capstone Class is structured as a type of practicum enabling students to solve real-world problems for local companies.
The graduate program also provides flexibility including a direct Ph.D. program without the requirements of a Master's degree and the ability to accommodate students with Mathematics and Physics majors into our graduate program. The Department's research program is recognized internationally and includes many cross-disciplinary interests; for example, the Center for Composite Materials, the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, and the Center for Fuel Cell Research.