About the Program

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

The mechanical engineering field is one of the oldest of the several engineering fields. It is concerned with so many areas of modern technology that the tasks and challenges of the mechanical engineer are most interesting and varied.

The mechanical engineer is comfortable working with people as well as with machines. For example, the role in vehicle design is that of making technical advances in performance, efficiency, and cost while simultaneously meeting the life and comfort requirements of operators and passengers. Logically, then, the mechanical engineer is active in the new fields of biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical fluid mechanics and heat transfer, air and water pollution, water desalinization, sensory aids, and prostheses.

The undergraduate program in mechanical engineering provides first a strong foundation in all of the basic ingredients of engineering: the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, a comprehensive socio-economic-cultural background, the behavioral sciences, and finally the basic engineering sciences that begin the development of problem-solving skills.

BSE in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Employment Opportunities

The starting salaries recently reported by new graduates with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering average in the $55,000 to $65,000 range nationally.

Mechanical engineers who recently graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn have found professional employment in such companies as Bosch, Chrysler, Denso International, General Electric, General Motors, Ford, KelseyHayes, Rockwell, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, Toyota Technical Center, U.S. Army Tank Command, and U.S. Steel.