Wilkes University

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering student works on perfecting a lab assignment in a Wilkes University classroom.

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.Mechanical Engineering

Wilkes recognizes that knowledge of concepts is only as good as the ability to physically apply them in a hands-on environment...and besides, it's what engineers like to do!

Our engineering faculty are active teachers who work closely with students in classrooms and laboratories; labs are not taught by graduate-student teaching assistants.

Our Cooperative Learning Program places students with companies such as:

  • Benton Foundry
  • Bergen Industries
  • Borton-Lawson
  • First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
  • Flowserve Corporation
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Gentex Corporation
  • Highland Associates
  • InterMetro (Metro)
  • Keystone Automation, Inc.  
  • PPL Corporation
  • Precision Castparts Corp., Aerostructures
  • Pulverman Precision Metal Components
  • Quadrant EPP, Inc.
  • Sapa Extrusions, Inc.
  • Smith Miller Associates 
  • TJ Maxx Distribution
  • UGI Utilities 
  • Wyman-Gordon

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.

    • Development Engineer
    • Design Engineer
    • Engineer
    • Engineering Instructor
    • Engineering Project Manager
    • Engineering Sales
    • HVAC Systems Engineer
    • Manager, Scientist
    • Materials Engineer
    • Mechanical Designer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Process and Design Engineer
  • Product Development
  • Production Supervisor
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Researcher
  • Robotics & Automation Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Project Manager

 

Special thanks to our Industrial Advisory Board members for advancing the professional development of our engineering students.


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