MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ENME)A. James Clark School of Engineering
2181 Glenn Martin Hall, 301-405-2410
Chair: B. Balachandran, Chair
Director: D. Bigio, Assoc. Prof
Professors: S. Azarm, A. Bar-Cohen (Dist Univ Prof), D. Barker, A. Baz, P. Bernard, H. Bruck, (Assoc Chair Academic Affairs, Dir Graduate Studies), A. Christou, A. Dasgupta, D. DeVoe, J. Duncan, W. Fourney (Prof, Prof & Assoc Dean), S. Gupta, A. Gupta, (Dist Univ Prof), B. Han, G. Jackson, C. Mote, Jr. (Regents Prof), J. Kim, M. Modarres, A. Mosleh, M. Ohadi, M. Pecht, R. Radermacher, P. Sandborn (Assoc Chair Research and Admin), E. Smela, M. Zachariah (Affiliate Prof), M. diMarzo
Associate Professors: M. Cukier, J. Desai, J. Herrmann, K. Kiger, F. McCluskey, L. Schmidt, B. Yang, M. Yu, G. Zhang
Assistant Professors: S. Bergbreiter, N. Chopra, T. Li, A. Riaz, S. Solares, M. Vaughn-Cooke
Lecturers: H. Haslach (Senior Lecturer), C. Thamire (Senior Lecturer)
Adjunct Associate Professors: G. Schultz
Professors Emeriti: D. Anand, R. Armstrong, B. Berger, F. Buckley, P. Cunniff, J. Dally, G. Dieter, D. Holloway, J. Kirk, E. Magrab, C. Marks (Prof Emeritus), U. Piomelli (Prof Emeritus), R. Sanford, C. Sayre, J. Sengers (Dist Univ Prof Emeritus), M. Talaat, W. Walston (Assoc Prof Emeritus), J. Yang
Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines. It is concerned with the design, manufacture, and operation of a wide range of components, devices, or systems. The field comfortably encompasses micro-mechanical systems for surgical applications, internal combustion engines for Formula One racecars, and giant turbines for renewable energy wind farms. A fitting adage for the discipline would be turning ideas into reality.
Graduates of the program will possess the skills and the knowledge-base critical for success in today’s marketplace, and the problem solving expertise and flexibility necessary to adapt as technology and society change. Students must be proficient in the traditional fundamentals of mechanical engineering such as solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, transfer processes, materials engineering, electronic instrumentation and measurements, controls, and design. However, they will also explore new/emerging areas such as smart structures, electronic packaging, information systems, Lean Six Sigma, reliability, and nano-electromechanical systems.
Attributes such as teamwork, ethics, and leadership are emphasized in the curriculum. The program is designed to incorporate out of classroom experiences; opportunities that help students explore career options and apply what they are learning in the real world. Electives prepare students for their career path and provide a deeper understanding in topics of interest. Students can work with faculty on research projects, serve as teaching fellows, pursue leadership opportunities through clubs, and participate in national competitions such as the Formula One/Baja SAE teams or the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Study abroad and cooperative education opportunities are also encouraged.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org , 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.
Courses offered by this department may be found under the following acronym: ENME
1. Graduates will demonstrate competency in their chosen career path having mastered the fundamental areas of study that comprise a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
Program Learning Outcomes
Admission to the Major
Admission requirements are identical to those set by the Clark School of Engineering. See Clark School of Engineering under Colleges and Schools on this site.
Requirements for the Major
A minimum of 120 credits are required for a degree.
All mechanical engineering students are required to meet with an adviser during registration. Contact the Undergraduate Advising Office, 2182-2188
Participation in the Cooperative Education Program is encouraged. See Clark School of Engineering under Colleges and Schools on this site.
The Honors Program is administered through the Clark School of Engineering. Individual honors and awards are presented based on academic excellence and extracurricular activities.
Student Societies and Professional Organizations
Student chapters of professional societies include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Mechanical Contractors Association and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. The mechanical engineering honor society is Pi Tau Sigma. Information regarding these societies may be obtained at 2186
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: www.financialaid.umd.edu.
A very limited amount of scholarship aid is available through the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Information may be obtained in the Undergraduate Advising Office. Information about Clark School of Engineering scholarships and Department of Mechanical Engineering scholarships is also available on-line at www.ursp.umd.edu/scholarships/index.html.