Mechanical Engineering : Overview

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
309 Furnas Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4400

Phone: 716.645.2593
Fax: 716.645.2883
Web Address:
Gary F. Dargush
Robert C. Wetherhold
Director of Undergraduate Studies


Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design, manufacturing, and technical sales of a wide variety of products. Specific areas of involvement include computer-aided design and manufacturing; robotics; power plants; engines; materials; automotive vehicles and systems of transportation; industrial equipment; control and measurement devices; instrumentation; biomedical devices; apparatus for the control of air, water, noise, refuse, and other types of pollution; underwater technology; space flight equipment; and safety devices and sensors.

The Educational Program Objectives for graduates of this program are:
1) Holds position in engineering or other professional career, or is engaged in advanced study;
2) Functions effectively in multidisciplinary teams, is able to communicate effectively and use scientific and technological tools; and
3) Engages in service activities such as participation in professional societies or community groups and always recognizes the environmental, societal, and ethical contexts of his/her work.

Based on the objectives above, our program presents students with the knowledge and skills of the profession that will be useful as they begin their careers and/or prepare for advanced studies. We offer a comprehensive program that is well balanced among the technical areas of the thermal-fluid sciences, mechanics, materials, systems and design.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:39 EST