Knowledge Is Power.
Historically the largest and oldest engineering discipline, mechanical engineers experience a great deal of flexibility regarding career opportunities in a variety of industries and specific job responsibilities --- and it is Wilkes' focus to ensure that our graduates can meet those challenges.
Our engineering faculty are active teachers who work closely with students in classrooms and laboratories; labs are not taught by graduate-student teaching assistants.
Gain hands-on experience on equipment used in modern industry.
Conduct graduate-level research in state-of-the-art laboratories:
Our Cooperative Learning Program places students with companies such as:
Out-of-State: City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ, Entrepix Inc., Mesa, AZ, and many other companies in other states.
Our senior design projects (capstones) let teams tackle real corporate challenges
by providing real world experience designing and producing solutions in business-sponsored
projects. It’s not unusual for these experiences to lead to job offers. Students devise
a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. They engage a decision-making
process, (often iterative), in which the basic sciences and mathematics, and engineering
sciences are applied to convert resources optimally to meet a stated objective. Among
the fundamental elements of the design process in which students will gain experience
are the establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction
testing, and evaluation. The engineering design component of the curriculum includes
most of the following features: development of student creativity, use of open-ended
problems, development and use of modern design theory and methodology, formulation
of design problem statements and specifications, consideration of alternative solutions,
feasibility considerations, productions process, concurrent engineering design, and
detailed system descriptions. It also include a variety of realistic constraints such
as economic factors, safety, reliability, aesthetics, ethics, and social impact.
Special thanks to our Industrial Advisory Board members for advancing the professional development of our engineering students.