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Message from the Chair

Bernhard Bettig

Welcome to Mechanical Engineering Department at WVU Tech, where we offer a practice-oriented educational experience that prepares mechanical engineers for the real world.

At WVU Tech, your academic success is foremost in our minds. You will find staff and faculty who are eager to help you at every stage of your education. From admissions counselors to instructors, our dedicated faculty and staff will help you plan your courses, check to make sure you are in the right course at the right time and provide you with a student-friendly environment that is highly conducive to study.

That environment complements our ABET-accredited program, which produces well-rounded, career-ready graduates. We are proud of the achievements of our graduates, who are known throughout the industrial and governmental organizations as intelligent, hardworking and well-trained professionals.

I encourage you to explore our site, view our curriculum and discover more about our program. My office is always open and I look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions.

Bernhard Bettig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Acting Chair

Our Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department at WVU Tech is to produce high quality mechanical engineers with the best possible education that will enable them to become competent members of the profession able to handle the most challenging jobs. The Mechanical Engineering Department intends to fulfill this mission by maintaining high academic quality that insures continued ABET accreditation. 

The Mechanical Engineering faculty is committed to the following goals: 

  1. Provide an atmosphere of dedicated teaching and support services to students with the best possible classroom instruction, counseling, academic planning, career guidance and personal attention to facilitate growth and success in academic and professional work. 
  2. Provide quality learning tools and an academic environment that produces technically competent mechanical engineers who are able to meet the needs of employers from government, industry and business. 
  3. Encourage and nurture students’ interest in engineering as a profession. 
  4. Help students develop self-motivation, good work habits, personal discipline, and the skills needed to be a professionally successful member of society.