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Mechanical Engineering

Lafayette’s Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a comprehensive program of study that prepares students for professional work or further study. The curriculum includes a solid grounding in mathematics, science, and technology, along with technical electives and humanities and social sciences electives.

Design is integrated throughout the mechanical engineering curriculum. Students are introduced to design as a creative, open-ended process through in-depth projects during their first semester. Design is an integral part of most later engineering courses, particularly during the junior and senior years. Courses in both the thermal sciences and the structures and mechanism areas strongly emphasize design. Students use contemporary engineering computer software and apply modern manufacturing processes in completing design assignments and projects.