Department of Mechanical Engineering

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  • — our research —

    The mechanical engineering department at SMU has vigorous research programs.  Students are encouraged to participate in research projects conducted by our faculty and to consider extending their studies toward a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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    — our faculty —

    Our faculty are recognized internationally for their remarkable contributions to engineering and society.  Our goal is to have an emphasis on education and research in the department.  All doctoral-holding faculty teach bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. courses.

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    — our programs —

    The department offers programs that are focuses on solutions to problems in design and manufacturing, robotics, automotive and transportation systems, energy production and distribution, as well as all other aspects of mechanical systems.

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  • — our publications —

    Our faculty publishes their research in top archival journals in their field.  Please see the list of publications and check out the individual faculty web pages.

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    — courses —

    Mechanical engineering offers the broadest curriculum in engineering to reflect the wide range of mechanical engineering job opportunities in government and industry.  The mechanical engineer is concerned with creation, research, design, analysis, production, and marketing of devices for providing and using energy and materials.

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    — labs —

    In support of the teaching and research endeavors of the department, several research laboratories are available.  Research facilities include the Laboratory for Porous Materials Applications, the Sub-Micron Electro-Thermal Sciences Laboratory, the Laser Micromachining Laboratory, the Experimental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, the Mirco Sensor Laboratory and the Bio-Microfluidics Laboratory.

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  • — advisory board —


    The Board for Knowledge was established to connect universities, schools, corporations, trade associations, professional organizations, and governmental agencies to meet the national objectives for global leadership and workforce development in the Mechanical Engineering field. The Board promotes comprehensive and expertise-based curricula development, and create possible training and educational opportunities for on-demand responsibilities to industry's challenges.

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    — mission & objectives —

    Our mission is to educate mechanical engineers who are innovative, entrepreneurial, cognizant of social change and equipped to become global leaders in research and technology.

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    — abet accreditation —

    ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET is a federation of more than 25 professional and technical societies representing these fields.

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— our research —

The mechanical engineering department at SMU has vigorous research programs.  Students are encouraged to participate in research projects conducted by our faculty and to consider extending their studies toward a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

— our labs —

In support of the teaching and research endeavors of the department, several research laboratories are available.  Research facilities include the Laboratory for Porous Materials Applications, the Sub-Micron Electro-Thermal Sciences Laboratory, the Laser Micromachining Laboratory, the Experimental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, the Mirco Sensor Laboratory, and the Bio-Microfluidics Laboratory.

— our programs —

The department offers programs that are focused on solutions to problems in design and manufacturing, robotics, automotive and transportation systems, energy production and distribution, as well as other aspects of mechanical systems.


— our story —

At the Lyle School we are changing the way people think about engineers. Through innovation and hands-on experiences we are attracting a diverse mix of talented students interested in making a difference in the world through engineering.

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