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Why Mechanical Engineering at Valpo?

Students in Mechanical Engineering at Valpo develop a broad knowledge enabling them to enter almost any field. They can also specialize in sustainability, manufacturing, or mechatronics, allowing them to customize their degree to fit their particular interests. Students learn by doing in state-of-the-art laboratory and manufacturing facilities and have the opportunity to perform undergraduate research projects, including working in the only solar furnace in the nation at an undergraduate university. Mechanical Engineering students develop strong communication and leadership skills to accompany their technical expertise. Well-rounded Valpo engineers are highly sought by industry, as evidenced by an overall engineering placement rate of greater than 99% over the past four years.

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99% Placement Rate

for College of Engineering graduates overall

ABET Accreditation

Valpo’s Mechanical Engineering Program is reviewed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

#15 Nationwide

Valparaiso University ranks #15 in Top Engineering Programs.

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Alumni Highlights
Some of my favorite memories happened at the chapel. The chapel is one of the best attractions at VU. My first time visiting was for the welcoming convocation. I remember being there as a freshman and feeling ready for the next four years of endless opportunities that lie ahead. I remember one time the university had a horse and carriage ride around campus, and I love horses so that really made my day…
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