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Mechanical Engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines.

The engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, and structural analysis. Mechanical engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided engineering and product lifecycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more.

Mechanical engineering emerged as a field during the industrial revolution in Europe in the 18th century; however, its development can be traced back several thousand years around the world. Mechanical engineering science emerged in the 19th century as a result of developments in the field of physics. The field has continually evolved to incorporate advancements in technology, and mechanical engineers today are pursuing developments in such fields as composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology. Mechanical engineering overlaps with aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, petroleum engineering, and chemical engineering to varying amounts.

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Matching Mechanical Engineering Colleges

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Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $25,119 average out-state tuition; $6,676 average in-state tuition
Purdue University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $27,061 average out-state tuition; $8,893 average in-state tuition
Stevens Institute of Technology
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,300 average out-state tuition; $40,300 average in-state tuition
Texas A & M University-College Station
Four or more years; Public; $20,687 average out-state tuition; $5,297 average in-state tuition
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Four or more years; Public; $22,254 average out-state tuition; $8,852 average in-state tuition
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Four or more years; Public; $37,588 average out-state tuition; $12,440 average in-state tuition
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $23,751 average out-state tuition; $8,856 average in-state tuition

Mechanical Engineering Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Monsanto STEM Fellowship Up to $50,000 May 01, 2017
Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship Up to $25,000 May 01, 2017
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship $24,000 January 10, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Hartford $22,000 April 01, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - Boston University $20,000 January 02, 2017
Lillian Moller Gilbreth Memorial Scholarship $14,500 February 15, 2017
William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship $10,000 January 31, 2017
Northrop Gruman Engineering Scholarship $10,000 February 04, 2017
ASDSO Scholarship Up to $10,000 March 31, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology $10,000 May 24, 2017