Mechanical Engineering is the discipline that focuses on design of many types of machinery and equipment used in transportation, manufacturing, air and space transportation; consumer products; robots; biomedical devices; and energy conversion systems. Mechanical engineers use thermodynamics, heat transfer, dynamics, thermal and fluid mechanics, design software, engineering materials, and the principles of mathematics and science to develop solutions to problems. Students can achieve a level of specialization through elective courses in machine design or thermal systems.
A major goal of the program is to provide its graduates the analytical and practical skills needed to perform mechanical design in a variety of fields.
What You Can Earn
Mechanical Engineer I
$62,249 (in our region)
$50,531 (in our region)
Source: HR Reported data from salary.com as of December 2012
What You Can Do
Postgraduate study in:
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Fundamentals of Machine Design
- Fluid Mechanics
- Elements of Systems Design
- Energy Systems Design
What You Can Learn
- Design of conventional and alternative energy conversion systems
- How to design, build, and test prototype engineering systems
- Theory and practice in air conditioning including psychrometrics, load estimating, heating and cooling systems, and fluid design and controls
About the College
The Lyles College of Engineering is the only publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley. The mission of the college includes developing each student's potential to the greatest extent possible, provide a quality engineering education to all students and to serve students from groups that historically have not participated in a university education.
Contact the College
Office of the Dean
2320 E. San Ramon Avenue MS/EE94
Fresno CA 93740-8030
FAX: (559) 278-4475
Campus Mail Stop: M/S EE94
Room 124 in the Engineering East Building, on San Ramon east of Jackson Avenue.
Department Contact Information
Department of Mechanical Engineering
320 E. San Ramon Ave. M/S EE154
(559) 278- 2368
Fax (559) 278- 6759