Mechanical Engineering | University of Portland

Mechanical Engineering

What We Do: Mechanical engineers design the large and the small - from space stations to alternative sources of energy, to air, space, and ground vehicles, to cutting edge systems that promise to revolutionize fields such as health care. Don't take it for granted - if you can touch it or see it, there was probably a mechanical engineer involved with its creation.

Specialties: Specialties include machinery, biomedical devices, heating and cooling systems, material handling systems, and manufacturing complexes for energy conversion and utilization.

Types of Careers: Mechanical engineers work in industry, government, and non-profit organizations to improve the world in which we live. They are involved with all aspects of product development from concept to design, analysis, testing, and manufacturing.