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Mechanical Engineering

The field of mechanical engineering offers career opportunities in areas such as design, analysis, test development, research and the manufacturing of various products. Oakland University's mechanical engineering program provides the student with a foundation in the fundamental concepts and principles associated with mechanics of solids, thermodynamics, fluid and thermal energy, materials, manufacturing, design of mechanical systems, electrical circuits, computer programming and software utilization.

A strong laboratory experience and the utilization of computers are interwoven through the curriculum. The program also provides numerous engineering design experiences.

The BSE in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Requirements

Contact Us
Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Office: 402 EC
(248) 370-2236
Fax: (248) 370-4416
Objectives & Outcomes

The ME B.S.E. Program Educational Objectives are a set of skills that are necessary to function successfully in modern engineering practice. It is expected that ME graduates have been prepared in each of these areas and will exhibit each of these characteristics as they pursue their professional careers:

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:

  • Function successfully in engineering roles within the automotive and other global industries,
  • Engage in lifelong learning and pursue graduate study in mechanical engineering or other post-graduate education,
  • Contribute effectively and ethically to a modern, multidisciplinary workplace, and
  • Demonstrate effective communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the ME program educational objectives. Before graduating, ME students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:

Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the ME program educational objectives. Before graduating, ME students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Oakland University offers a variety of services to help you find the perfect career or internship.  For more information, see the following:

For additional information or questions related to SECS career and internship opportunities, please contact Kathy Livelsberger.

Kathy Livelsberger
Employer Relations
Career Services SECS
(248) 370-3211

Student Resources
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Scholarships and Financing

Oakland University offers a number of different scholarships and many financing options to students.  See the following for additional information.

Scholarship Opportunities

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International Students

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