Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. It involves the design, development, analysis and control of devices, machines and systems. A degree in mechanical engineering prepares students for careers in industries such as energy, environmental, manufacturing, biotechnology, medical, transportation, aerospace and more. The degree also forms a solid foundation for further graduate studies. Electives in MSOE’s mechanical engineering program allow for specialization including mechanical design (solid mechanics, machine dynamics and medical applications), energy systems (renewable energy, aerodynamics, thermal systems and fluid power) and materials/manufacturing (metals, polymers, composites and processing).