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Mechanical Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

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Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building Room 2052.
Postal: Dept. 3295 1000 E. University
Courier (FEDEX, UPS, etc); 16th & Gibbon
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.2122
Fax: 307.766.2695

Why Mechanical Engineering at UW?

  • Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines. It deals with diverse engineering problems in mechanics of materials, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion, vibration, design and manufacturing, materials science, and electromechanical systems, among others. Unlike other engineering disciplines where employment trends to be industry specific, mechanical engineers are employed in almost every industry.
  • Mechanical Engineering is the most popular degree program within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the 8th most popular undergraduate major at UW. The Department consists of:
    275 Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students
     53  Undergraduate Energy Systems Engineering students
     49  Graduate students in ME (26 MS and 20 PhD)
       7  Post-doctoral researchers and one Research Engineer
     15  Faculty and 3 Staff

  • The ME program offers committed, professional instruction: All ME classes (including laboratories) are taught by full-time faculty, not graduate students. 14 of our 15 faculty have PhD degrees.
  • The ME degree offers flexibility and various options, including 4 ME elective classes chosen from 15 offerings, 2 math or science electives chosen from 40 offerings, one business elective chosen from 7 offerings, and one technical elective.
  • A BS/MS program providing a seamless and accelerated transition to graduate school is offered for our undergraduate students.
  • An ME degree from UW leads to diverse employment opportunities:  UW's ME graduates are employed in all 50 states and at over 700 different companies.

  • Mechanical engineering seniors at UW consistently perform far above the national average on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. Our students' 10-year pass rate is 96%, compared to 84% for MEs nationwide over the same period.
  • Mechanical Engineering students at UW are trained to be problem solvers. They are provided with an excellent general education for today's rapidly changing, technological world.
  • ME faculty at the University of Wyoming have traditionally maintained an open door policy making them extremely accessible to students.
  • ME class sizes average 27 students in lectures class and 11 students in laboratory sections.
  • 48% of entering engineering freshman at UW participate in Engineering Power Groups which allow groups of 20 students to enroll in a common set of courses. This program is designed to foster collegiality and to enhance student success, and also has a positive effect on student performance and retention.
  • UW maintains one the lowest tuition levels in the country as a consequence of outstanding state support.
  • At approximately 10,000 students, the University of Wyoming is small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere and the personal attention associated with a small college, but large enough to offer all of the opportunities of larger institutions.
  • At an elevation of 7200 ft., UW is the highest engineering college in the U.S. It is surrounded by excellent outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, skiing, fishing, climbing, biking, and kayaking.
  • Two UW dormitory floors with computing laboratories are designated for engineering students only.

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