Mechanical Engineering (RIE)

Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog.

Related Major Skills

Analyze data
Apply concepts
Apply knowledge creatively
Applying logic to problems
Assess risks
Attention to details
Computer literacy
Define problems
Evaluate data and results
Gather information
Inform and explain
Organize and report data
Perceiving patterns/structures
Precision and accuracy
Report results - written/verbal
Summarize research findings
Technical writing
Use laboratory equipment
Utilizing formulas

Sample Work Settings

Aerospace Industry
Architectural Firms
Automotive Industry
Commercial Airlines
Computer Firms
Department of Energy
Department of Labor
Department of Transportation
Energy & Fuels
Engineering Consulting Firms
Farm Equipment
Heating, Ventilating & Airconditioning Industries
Marine Industry
Petroleum & Gas Companies

 Last Modified 7/12/18