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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering is, simply, applying engineering principles to machines that have movement. If you think that sounds all-encompassing, well, you’re right.  Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of all Engineering majors, and their students can do just about anything, because they have a broad understanding of the principles of physics, design, thermodynamics, and control systems.

In the job world, you can take these skills to almost any industry.  Many Mechanical Engineering students end up in the automotive or manufacturing industries, but many also pursue biotech, law, renewable energy, electronics, or any number of emerging industries.  NASA loves Purdue students, and many mechanical engineers find places in the aerospace and defense industries.   And some ME graduates don’t go into engineering at all, but use their problem-solving skills to start a business, or go into sales or management.  The foundational know-how of Mechanical Engineering will serve you, wherever in the world you choose to go.


Mechanical Engineering has more than 80 faculty members, pursuing research in numerous fields.  Are you interested in doing research as an undergrad?  Contact a faculty member whose research interests you.

Graduate School

Interested in Graduate School?  Learn more about the opportunities for you.


Contact Information

ME Undergraduate Office
Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 2008
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: (765) 494-5689
Fax: (765) 494-0051






      Mechanical Engineering

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