Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers oversee the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, water, instruments, gas, steam systems and controls. If you think this sounds like a good career fit for you, you will want to consider majoring in mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University. Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, WMU's program will prepare you not only to install, operate and maintain tools, machines and engines, but also to plan and design them.

Beyond the classroom

As a mechanical engineering student at WMU, you will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects with local industry, qualify for our departmental scholarships, and become a member of the Sunseeker solar racing team. WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences also has more than 25 student organizations open to you, including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Condition Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Tau Beta Pi and Theta Tau.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in mechanical engineering are working in a variety of industries, including:

  • Architectural design
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Communications

Among the companies they work for are:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Dana Corp
  • Motorola
  • Oldcast Precast
  • Giffles America Inc.
  • Mann+Hummel
  • Borisch Manufacturing Corp.
  • Honda R&D Americas
  • Nalco
  • The Boeing Company
  • American Axle & Manufacturing
  • FEMA Corp.
  • Gentex Corporation
  • Humphrey Products
  • Innotec

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo