Mechanical engineers work on diverse, challenging problems that require the integration of science, engineering, and socio-economic knowledge. They develop solutions to physical problems, question how things work, make things work better, and create ideas for doing things in new and different ways.
As a mechanical engineering student you'll cover a broad scope of topics to prepare you for a successful engineering career. To get an idea about the variety of topics covered and research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SDSU click on the video below:
Our faculty and staff work within an environment that
promotes excellence in learning through education and research (graduate as
well as undergraduate). Research
conducted by ME faculty has been funded by numerous funding agencies including NSF (multiple
divisions), NASA, DOE, DOD, AHA, NIST, and DARPA.
Our faculty publish their research in top
journals within their respective fields and are well recognized and cited
within their respective scientific communities. For example, the total
citations for the ME department faculty is close to 26,000 citations, with an average h-index per faculty of more than 18 (data according to Google Scholar as of 1/28/2014).