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 engineering fields. It is very broad, so mechanical engineers are active in practically all industries, from automotive to pharmaceutical. The mechanical engineer understands the basic principles of statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flows, materials, control, and other areas. They know how to use these principles to design and manufacture technical systems. The field is continuously evolving in response to the challenges presented by new technologies.
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.
The starting salaries recently reported by new graduates with a BSE in Mechanical Engineering average in the $68,000 to $70,000 range nationally. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michigan has by far the largest employment of mechanical engineers among all 50 states.
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, Kelsey Hayes, Rockwell, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, Toyota Technical Center, U.S. Army Tank Command, and U.S. Steel.