Why Choose Mechanical Engineering at Valparaiso University?
  • Program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • An exclusively undergraduate engineering program, featuring small class sizes taught by full-time faculty whose primary interest is your education.
  • Interdisciplinary design projects and small laboratory groups foster teamwork and development of interpersonal skills.
  • Comprehensive course offerings in core areas of study, including Thermal and Fluids Sciences, Solid Mechanics and Design, and Manufacturing.
  • Extensive computational and laboratory facilities dedicated to Automatic Controls, Energy Systems, Experimental Stress Analysis, Fluids, Measurements, Mechatronics, Manufacturing, Material Science and Testing, and Vibrations.
  • Laboratories provide numerous opportunities for hands-on experience with engineering test equipment.
  • Opportunities for participation in funded undergraduate research programs.
  • Reputation for a gender-neutral learning environment.
  • Co-operative Education program with employment opportunities throughout the United States and some foreign countries. A summer engineering internship program is also available.
  • Development of the whole individual is enhanced by participation in diverse course offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences.