Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a broad technical discipline, covering the design, development, analysis, control and testing of machines for converting energy from one form to another to perform useful work. IPFW offers a four-year mechanical engineering undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Areas of specialization include engineering mechanics (solid mechanics, machine dynamics and mechanical design), energy systems (thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer), manufacturing (materials selection and materials processing), and computer-aided engineering (solid modeling and finite element analysis).

Our students, while drawn from diverse backgrounds, are all extremely able and committed to learning. IPFW delivers an exceptional educational experience to engineering students, encouraging collaboration and teamwork throughout the curriculum.

Mechanical Engineering at IPFW [PDF]


The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
best-colleges-ENGINEERING PROGRAMS_2014 In its recently (2017) released rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States, U.S. News & World Report deemed the engineering programs at IPFW to be among the best in the country.