Mechanical Engineering focuses on thermal and mechanical systems areas. The curriculum presents a strong experimental program through laboratory experiences to expose undergraduate students to modern instrumentation and measurement methodologies. Students work in well-equipped laboratories in design optimization, engineering computation, fluid power dynamics and control, materials, structural dynamics, measurement and instrumentation, laser processing, heat transfer and fluid dynamics, stress measurement and nondestructive evaluation. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for employment in industry or government or for further study toward other degrees such as the JD, MD, MS and PhD.
This major has the following emphasis areas:
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: