Mechanical engineering is a very diverse field that includes a large range of topics, such as the design of products, processes and new systems to implementing large-scale machinery or creating tiny Micro-Electromechanical systems (M.E.M.S.). The Mechanical engineer has many job choices and has the opportunity to work in well established technological fields or at the cutting edge of science. Whether at the molecular scale or at the scale of large, complex systems, Mechanical engineering principles are used in the conception, design, development, and manufacture of almost every product made by man. Follow this link for more information about Mechanical Engineering in general .
To enroll in the Mechanical Engineering Department you need to be admitted to IUPUI. The admission process can be started by visiting this page: IUPUI Admissions
As a graduate student or an undergraduate student there are numerous ways to get involved in research in Mechanical Engineering. At the graduate level you can become a Research Assistant and be involved in full-time research, or you can take directed research courses if full-time research is not your interest. As an undergraduate, there are a number of opportunities to get involved in research. From a similar directed research program, to the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) which coordinates small research teams of undergraduate students with faculty advisors. The faculty in the Mechanical Engineering program at IUPUI not only have a strong commitment to education but also have world class research programs in the following areas.
More information about the research being performed in the Mechanical Engineering Department at IUPUI can be found at the ME Research Laboratories page.
The Department continues to expand with the hiring of new faculty in areas as diverse as nano-scale modeling to fuel cell technology. New courses keep the ME graduate and undergraduate curricula current and relevant. We have recently added new courses in renewable energy and system engineering to the curriculum. Although these examples are a small sampling, they exemplify that from nano-scale theory to real world product development, the Mechanical Engineering Department at IUPUI provides an exciting and diverse educational experience.
An active cooperative education program exists in the Mechanical Engineering program. This program provides opportunities for employment in engineering while students are working on their degree. This program allows for hands-on engineering experience and simultaneously provides credit towards your degree. Information about the Co-op program can be found here. In addition there are study aboard opportunities, such as the Go-Green program where students tour progressive factories in Germany to learn about Green Manufacturing.
There are numerous student chapters of professional and honor societies such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineering, Pi Tau Sigma, and the Society of Women Engineers which provide leadership opportunities, collegial activities, and learning experiences outside the classroom.
Our mission is to provide you with the best educational and research curriculum possible, giving you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in whatever field of Mechanical Engineering you choose. Much more information on the Department can be found at Mechanical Engineering Home Page