About this Program

The Mechanical Engineering Program offers the opportunity to prepare for rewarding and responsible careers in support of technical and engineering activities. The program is designed to provide graduates with a strong technical foundation that integrates the methods, materials, machinery and power resources found in modern industry. Students receive both lecture and hands-on laboratory training in manufacturing processes, engineering mechanics, thermo-fluid sciences, mechanical vibration, machine design and senior design project.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering (ME) program at Eastern Michigan University is to provide a high-quality, application-oriented education which develops future professionals who will improve the design and development of existing and new technologies. The goal of the program is to provide college graduates with the skills needed to successfully enter the workforce, the potential to grow with the needs of the advancement of technology, and to educate future leaders in the profession. The faculty in the program are committed to providing service and leadership in the promotion and advancement of the educational goals of the University.

Program Educational Objectives

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

  • Will be gainfully employed in careers where they continue to build upon their technical knowledge, using modern tools for the design and improvement of products, processes and new technologies.
  • Will be effective in working in teams of diverse professionals of varied technical and business positions.
  • Will be able to effectively communicate in written and oral formats.
  • Will engage in lifelong learning activities with a commitment to continuous improvement in their professional and personal lives.
  • Will exercise an understanding of ethical and social responsibilities in their professional lives and community service.
  • Student Outcomes

    Eastern Michigan University's B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve the program's objectives after graduation.

    ME graduates will demonstrate their skills in the following areas:

    • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
    • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
    • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
    • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  • Student Enrollment



    • Male: 128*
    • Female: 24*
    • Total Majors: 152*


    • Male: 100*
    • Female: 24*
    • Total Majors: 124*


    • Male: 25
    • Female: 3
    • Total Majors: 28


    • Asian: 6
    • Black/African American: 21
    • Hispanic/Latino: 10
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 2
    • Not Reported: 8
    • White: 88
    • Two or More Races: 8
    • Nonresident Alien: 9
    • Average Student Age: 21.40

    * Intent to Major in ME and Major in ME

At a Glance

  • Number of credits: 85-87 hours
  • Time to complete: four-year program



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Dr. Vijay Mannari
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734.487.1235 | [email protected]



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