Mechanical Engineering BS

Students working on a robot during engineers week.

Mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design, manufacturing, and technical sales of the widest variety of products.

What do Mechanical Engineers Do?

Mechanical engineers use principles of energy, mechanics, and materials to design and manufacture machines and devices of all types.

  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Power-producing machines
  • Automotive vehicles and systems of transportation
  • Industrial production equipment
  • Material handling systems
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Biomedical devices
  • Control and sensor devices

Mechanical Engineers’ Broad Reach Enhances Quality of Life

Mechanical engineering graduates have a broad background enabling them to work in research and development for many industries that use mechanics, energy and heat, mathematics, design, and manufacturing. Mechanical engineers work to solve contemporary problems such as: How can we design the next generation of sustainable and autonomous vehicles? How can we design and develop novel sustainable energy systems? Can we develop new revolutionary materials to reduce cost and increase product performance? How can digital design and analysis technologies increase the efficiency of complex product and system development?

Did you Know?

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. A student who completes a mechanical engineering degree can successfully compete in design, development, manufacturing, and testing in a variety of industries. Our graduates have also been successful in continuing their studies at graduate programs at UB and in other highly competitive engineering programs across the country.