Mechanical engineers have provided some of the most significant and continuous contributions to industrial development since the dawn of human civilization. History is replete with stories of mechanical engineering ideas and concepts that have led to increased prosperity and a rise in living standards for entire nations. Mechanical engineers play a vital role in maintaining the sort of technical leadership that insures innovation and growth in industrialized societies.
In order to prepare our students for the challenges awaiting them in the real world, the Mechanical Engineering Department at WVU Tech offers a practice-oriented education with strong emphasis on hands-on experience. We recognize that engineers are builders and need to develop strong analytical and design skills, so our curriculum is structured to bolster those skills and create a well-rounded graduate who can succeed in a field that is both challenging and rewarding.
The mechanical engineering curriculum is currently accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the national organization that accredits engineering programs in the United States. The curriculum is under constant review and modifications to the curriculum are introduced continuously in response to the changing needs of the industry and the job market. In addition to our mechanical engineering degree path, we offer a 2 + 2 aerospace engineering degree in conjunction with West Virginia University.
Our Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.