Energy Conversion

We live in a world dependent on the production and conversion of energy into useful forms. Mechanical engineers are involved in all aspects of the production and conversion of energy from one form to another. We deseign and operate fossil fuel, hydroelectric conventional, nuclear and cogeneration power plants. ME's design and develope internal combustion engined for automobiles, trucks and marine use and also for electrical power generation.

Internal Combustion Engines

Mechanical engineers design and manufacture IC engines for mobile, marine, rail and stationary application. Engine design requires a broad knowledge base, including mechanics, electronics, materials and thermal sciences. Problems must be solved in fuels and combustion, intake systems, ignition, instrumentation and controls, lubrication, materials and maintenance.

Fuels & Combustion Technologies

Mechanical Engineers may specialize in the understanding of fuels and combustion systems in modern utility and industrial power plants or in internal combustion, gas turbine or other engines. These ME's work with combustion systems, fuel properties and characteristics, fuel processing and aternative fuels, a ndfuel handling, transportation and storage.

Nuclear Engineering

ME's in Nuclear Engineering use their knowledge of mechanics, heat, fluids, machinery and controls. They develop advanced reactors and components, heat exchangters, pressure vessels and piping, radwaste systems and new fuel technologies.

Power Engineering

Power Engineering focuses on electricity, produced by steam and water-driven turines. Power ME's design and develop these systems, as well as industrial and marine power plants, combustion equipment, and the equipment that goes into power plants - condensers, cooling towers, pumps, piping, heat exchangers and the controls to make it all work.