Mechanical engineering was cited by Money Magazine online (November 14, 2004) as one of the "Top Ten Degrees in Demand." No one understands
that demand better than Wilkes.
Historically the largest and oldest engineering discipline, mechanical engineers experience a great deal of flexibility regarding career opportunities in a variety of industries and specific job responsibilities --- and it is Wilkes' focus to ensure that our graduates can meet those challenges.
the ability to physically apply them in a hands-on environment...and besides, it's
what engineers like to do!
In our Mechatronics lab, students interface the electrical and mechanical world commencing in the sophomore year, learning how to automate laboratory testing and data collection.
In our MEMS (Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems) and Thin Films labs,you can design, build and test a transistor or transducer as an undergraduate! (You can't do this as an undergraduate elsewhere -- just ask around.)
In our Fluid Mechanics lab, design a wing and test it in a wind tunnel. Machine Shop has a full complement of tolling and welding facilities for students to use in building the projects they design for class or for cocurricular activities like the Mini-Baja competition.
CertanTeed, a state-of-the-art insulation production facility, where a student improved
production quality and reduced labor requirements. At Mountain Productions, an intern
designed staging for national and international events. Interns at Mountaintop Manufacturing
and Diamond Manufacturing improved production processes and quality.
Graduates have been repeatedly offered positions resulting from their internships, and have been recruited for positions at companies such as the Tobyhanna Army Depot, Emerson Electric/InterMetro Industries, and Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc.
with students in classrooms and laboratories; labs are not taught by graduate-student teaching assistants.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.(www.abet.org), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700.