Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Mechanical Engineering - Overview

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
318 Jarvis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4400

Phone: 716.645.2593
Fax: 716.645.2883
Web Address: www.mae.buffalo.edu
Kemper E. Lewis
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 Program Educational Objectives for Graduates of this program are:
1. Graduates will hold a position in mechanical engineering or other professional careers or will be engaged in advanced study
2. Graduates will serve their profession and their community by participation in professional and community groups
3. Graduates will use the unique problem-solving skills from their engineering training to make a significant, informed impact on current and future societal challenges

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.

Last updated: November 22 2021 21:01:55