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School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201

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Mechanical Engineering

The field of mechanical engineering offers career opportunities in areas such as design, analysis, test development, research and the manufacturing of various products. Oakland University's mechanical engineering program provides the student with a foundation in the fundamental concepts and principles associated with mechanics of solids, thermodynamics, fluid and thermal energy, materials, manufacturing, design of mechanical systems, electrical circuits, computer programming and software utilization.

A strong laboratory experience and the utilization of computers are interwoven through the curriculum. The program also provides numerous engineering design experiences.

The BSE in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Requirements

Contact Us
Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Office: 402 EC
(248) 370-2236
Fax: (248) 370-4416
Objectives & Outcomes

The ME B.S.E. Program Educational Objectives are a set of skills that are necessary to function successfully in modern engineering practice. It is expected that ME graduates have been prepared in each of these areas and will exhibit each of these characteristics as they pursue their professional careers:

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to produce graduates who will:

  • Function successfully in engineering roles within the automotive and other global industries,
  • Engage in lifelong learning and pursue graduate study in mechanical engineering or other post-graduate education,
  • Contribute effectively and ethically to a modern, multidisciplinary workplace, and
  • Demonstrate effective communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Student Outcomes are a set of skills that assure the achievement of the ME program educational objectives. Before graduating, ME students will demonstrate their skills in the following key areas:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Oakland University offers a variety of services to help you find the perfect career or internship.  For more information, see the following:

For additional information or questions related to SECS career and internship opportunities, please contact Kathy Livelsberger.

Kathy Livelsberger
Employer Relations
Career Services SECS
(248) 370-3211

Student Resources
Academic Advising
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog
Graduating ME Seniors - please fill-out this survey if this is your last semester or you have graduated within the past year.
Computer account access and information for SECS students
Student Housing Information
Scholarships and Financing

Oakland University offers a number of different scholarships and many financing options to students.  See the following for additional information.

Scholarship Opportunities

Undergraduate Financing

International Students

Resources and admission information for international students: