Mechanical Engineering

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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 Ryan Litchfield, our coordinator 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 ryan.litchfield@lamar.edu or call 409-880-7097.


Department Spotlight


A team of 16 mechanical engineering students built the 2016 mini dune buggy to compete in California

Cardinal Racing Set to Compete Nationally

A team of 16 senior LU mechanical engineering students will put the culmination of a year’s work designing and creating a mini dune buggy to the test in the SAE Baja Design Series West competition May 19-22 in Gorman, California. SAE Baja, an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers... Read more.

Mechanical Engineering student Kirby Clayton

New exchange program takes engineering student to South Korea

“Studying abroad is such an amazing opportunity, and Lamar makes it so easy. There are no excuses not to go!” said Kirby Clayton, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in mathematics at Lamar University. The 20-year-old Orange native says she is a travel enthusiast and can’t turn down a new expedition.  Read More