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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is perhaps the broadest of the engineering disciplines with students working in a wide range of technical areas. These include acoustics, biomechanics, computer aided design and analysis, controls, energy conversion and management, mechanical design, mechatronics, and propulsion, among many others. Several courses in nuclear engineering have been added in the mechanical engineering program in recent years. The curriculum provides a strong fundamental background in the engineering sciences as well as mathematics, statistics, thermal-fluid engineering, vibrations and controls, and mechanical design. This background is strengthened with instructional laboratories and design courses. Graduates are prepared for professional engineering careers or graduate study.

Transfer Admissions Quick Guide

For VCCS Students:

  • Eng 111 and 112.
  • Math 173/174 OR Math 273/274 OR Math 175, 177, 176, 178 (Sequence preferred but Math 175/176 only can be accepted).
  • Chem 111 OR Phys 231/232 OR Phys 241/242.

For non-VCCS Students (VT Course Numbers):

  • English 1105 and 1106.
  • Math 1225/1226 OR Math 1205/1206.
  • Chem 1035/1045 OR Phys 2305/2306.

College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a part of the College of Engineering. Majors in this college may share high school preparation requirements as well as common coursework at Virginia Tech.

For More Information

Linda Vick
118 Randolph Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-7747

Website: Mechanical Engineering

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