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What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is a very broad discipline incorporating the research, design, development, manufacturing and testing of mechanical devices.           

Areas mechanical engineers work in:

  • Machine Design
  • Systems Design
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Energy Conversion
  • Energy Resources
  • Transportation and Environmental Impact
  • Materials and Structures 

Take the first step!

The first step toward your future in mechanical engineering begins right now with a connection to Deidra Mayer, our director of high school recruiting, who can help you learn more about the great programs in the College of Engineering, arrange a campus visit, talk to a current student, explore scholarship possibilities and more. Email deidra.mayer@lamar.edu or call (409) 880-7870.