A mechanical engineer designs and builds machines, engines, devices and systems that produce, transmit and use force, motion and energy. Mechanical engineers work in a variety of industries, consulting practices, universities and research organizations. They are employed in automobile, aerospace, machine building, materials processing, transportation, utility and computer industries and a host of other large and small firms.
Industrial Engineers are concerned with the design, implementation, and improvement of integrated systems of people, materials, equipment and energy. A major distinction between industrial engineering and other branches of engineering is that the industrial engineer must consider not only the action of machines that are governed by physical laws but also the behavior of people in organizations.
The mission of the Aerospace Engineering program is to provide excellent undergraduate education in Aerospace Engineering that will prepare graduates to meet society’s changing needs and aspirations.