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Are your interests broad? Maybe you know you want to be an engineer, but you want to choose a specialty that you will be able to apply to many different fields. Mechanical engineering is widely considered to be the broadest kind of engineering. At University of Detroit Mercy, you’ll learn the necessary principles of motion, energy and force, but also how to apply them — through first-hand experience — to change the world.





Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Students design products and processes using advanced CAD software and rapid prototyping from freshman year on.
  • Thanks to continual contact with alumni and other connections in the automotive industry and beyond, the curriculum is continually updated to respond to industry needs.
  • The Five-Year Bachelor/Master’s Program lets qualified students save a year of time (and tuition!) in getting that highly sought after degree.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach engineering; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a wide range of work is open to you, whether you prefer to work in engineering services, research and development, or manufacturing. For your best employment prospects, choose a program that stays up-to-date on industry needs and practices.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.


Contact Info

Mark Schumack
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Featured Alumnus

Zachary Bolton '07

“As a co-op student with Continental for three years, I gained a wide variety of valuable experience and was fortunate enough to be one of the first co-op students to be sent on an international assignment at the firm’s facility in Berlin. It was a huge benefit to me, working in a foreign language and problem-solving with multi-national teams.”

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