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What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical Engineering is one of the most versatile engineering disciplines. It encompasses almost all aspects of modern technology from man-made devices to biological systems. It plays a dominant role in enhancing safety, economic vitality, enjoyment and overall quality of life throughout the world. Mechanical engineers work with the principles of force, energy and motion. The men and women who work as mechanical engineers are professional with expert knowledge of the design and manufacture of mechanical systems and thermal devices and processes. Some examples of products and processes developed by mechanical engineers include engines and control systems for automobiles and aircrafts, electric power generation plants, life saving medical devices and consumer products ranging from air conditioners to personal computers and sports equipment. They also design the machines that mass-produce these products. Virtually every aspect of life is touched by mechanical engineering. If something moves or uses energy, a mechanical engineer was probably involved in its design or production.

Why the Engineering Dual Degree Program at Butler?


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Engineering Dual Degree Program

Jordan Hall, Room 247
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9021
Academic Coordinator: Jessica McCormick