According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), "Mechanical engineers create and develop mechanical systems for all of humankind. Concerned with the principles of force, energy, and motion, mechanical engineers use their knowledge of design, manufacturing, and operational processes to advance the world around us – enhancing safety, economic vitality, and enjoyment throughout the world."
More information about the field of mechanical engineering, including short interviews with practicing professionals, is available at the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.
Requirement and guidelines for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a concentration in mechanical engineering:
Class of 2023 (2019-20 Catalogue)
Class of 2022 (2018-19 Catalogue)
Class of 2021 (2017-18 Catalogue)
Class of 2020 (2016-17 Catalogue)