Russ College of Engineering and Technology
251 Stocker Center
Athens, OH 45701
Greg Kremer, Chair
The Department of Mechanical Engineering grants B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical and systems engineering.
A degree in mechanical engineering can lead to careers in many fields: design, patent law, manufacturing, research and development, biomedical engineering, technical consulting, product testing, technical sales, administration, and higher education. Mechanical engineers work in many industries including automotive, aerospace, power generation, chemical, solar, petroleum, plastics, and metal processing. Within each industry, no career is exactly the same. Automotive engineers, for example, are involved in every aspect of vehicle design. You could be responsible for creating an aerodynamic exterior body design, increasing engine efficiency, ensuring the safety of new air bag designs, or designing and testing a new suspension system.