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					                  Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in




                         Mechanical engineers combine creativity
                         and ingenuity to solve some of society’s
                         toughest problems, as well as bring ideas to
                           life. They design and build machines and the
                           devices that power them, and are involved
                           throughout the product development and
                           manufacturing processes, from concept and
                           design to installation and implementation.

         The mechanical engineering field     tems, and thermal science. Students
         is diverse and exciting, offering    learn how products are designed,
         employment in a variety of fields:   manufactured, and tested, as well
         aerospace and automotive indus-      as the basics of mechanisms and
         tries, acoustics, biomedical researchstructures, and heat transfer, fluid
         and engineering, energy production   mechanics, and energy conversion.
         and management, heating and air      Since many consumer products
         conditioning, hydraulics, and man-   are electro-mechanical in nature, a
         ufacturing. Mechanical engineer-     sequence in electrical engineering
         ing is also a very versatile degree; is also included.
         graduates hold positions in such         The curriculum emphasizes the
         areas as design, analysis, research  development of strong analytic and
         and development, technical sales,    problem-solving skills, while the
         and engineering management.          Lawrence Tech focus on combining
                                              theory and practice means that the
         Why Mechanical                       principles taught in the classroom
         Engineering at                       are enhanced by many hands-on
         Lawrence Tech?                       labs and real-world applications
         Lawrence Technological Univer-       in courses taught by faculty with
                                                                                        curriculuM
                                                                                        Your 132-credit-hour program consists of:
         sity has been educating successful   extensive industrial experience.
         engineers for over 75 years, and         Like the field itself, the me-        humanities (with emphasis
         provides students with the tools and chanical engineering program at           on leadership)                          19
         knowledge they need to become        Lawrence Tech offers a variety
                                                                                        Basic Science, communications,
         the minds behind tomorrow’s          of opportunities. You can choose          computer Science, Math                  37
         great inventions. The Bachelor of    from five concentrations: alterna-
         Science in Mechanical Engineer-      tive energy, automotive engineer-         Mechanical engineering core             64
         ing program at Lawrence Tech is      ing, manufacturing engineering,           Technical electives                     12
         built around a core curriculum in    mechanical system design, and
                                                                                        Total                                  132
         manufacturing, mechanical sys-       thermal system design, and can
                                              further augment your preparation



                          “The best thing about my Lawrence Tech education was the ability
                          to take everything from the classroom and put it all together at work.
                          Class sizes are just right and the hands-on faculty is outstanding.”
                                                                                     Doug Callahan, BSME’93, Engineering Manager, MPC
                                                                                     Bachelor of Science in Mechanical engineering



                                                     Graduates with a degree in
                                                      Mechanical Engineering
                                                     have many career options:
                                                              aerospace
                                                          alternative energy
                                                              Biomedical
                                                           consulting firms
                                                        energy management
                                                     environmental engineering
                                                        government agencies
                                                     heating and air conditioning
                                                            Transportation
                                                            Manufacturing
                                                          Power production
                                                     research and development



by pursuing minors in aeronautical     Design Experience                        improved design of wind tunnels         Getting Started
engineering or energy engineering.     The design experience is an es-          and safety fences – challenging and     For more information, visit ltu.edu/
    One of your unique advantages      sential part of Lawrence Tech’s          innovative opportunities that reflect   engineering/mechanical or contact
in the Lawrence Tech program is a      mechanical engineering program           the many applications of mechani-       Lawrence Tech’s Office of
solid grounding in the liberal arts.   and is integrated throughout the         cal engineering.                        Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU
Challenging courses in effective       curriculum. Beginning with the                                                   or admissions@ltu.edu.
communications, history, phi-          freshman-level Introduction to En-
losophy, and the arts complement       gineering course and culminating in
a technical foundation and equip       the year-long capstone senior proj-                          geT More. Do More.
you with the broad background you      ects course, the program provides                       lawrence Technological university produces
need to become a successful leader     structured design opportunities                         leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit and a
in any industry.                       combined with a strong emphasis                         global view. That’s why most lawrence Tech
    Co-op programs and industry-       on teamwork. In fact, team compe-
                                                                                               students are employed within a month of
                                                                                               graduating. Your benefits:
sponsored projects can provide         titions and projects play an integral
you valuable contacts with leading     role in the overall learning experi-                    •	 Leadership	Program	that	helps	you	develop	
companies and the opportunity to       ence. From concept to comple-
                                                                                                  the marketable skills that employers seek
                                                                                               •	 Leadership	Portfolio	that	enhances	your	
combine paid on-the-job experience     tion, students are afforded the                            diploma – and your resume
with classroom studies. You can        opportunity to design, build, and                       •	 12:1	student-faculty	ratio
also participate in the Lear Entre-    compete with cutting-edge projects,
                                                                                               •	 Faculty	with	current	industry	experience
                                                                                               •	 Fully	loaded	high-powered	laptop	or	
preneurial Program, which focuses      such as a Formula-style car, Baja                          tablet computer provided
on what it takes to run a company –    vehicle, radio-controlled airplane,                     •	 Schedules	that	work	for	you,	with	convenient	
how to create, promote, and market     and hydrogen fuel cell racer. Other                        day, evening, weekend, or online classes
products and services. Another
                                                                                               •	 Hi-tech,	wireless	102-acre	campus	that’s	
                                       projects have included everything                          commuter friendly, with recreation, housing,
great opportunity is the Global        from miniature roller coasters and                         and meal service options
Engineering program, which allows      high-performance go-karts to the                        •	 Financial-aid,	co-op,	and	internship	
you to work and study abroad – an                                                                 opportunities
                                                                                               •	 Proactive	career	placement	services
especially valuable experience in
preparing to compete in the chang-                                                             Explore	over	80	undergraduate,	master’s,	and	
                                                                                               doctoral programs in colleges of architecture
ing global economy.                                                                            and Design, arts and Sciences, engineering,
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