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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
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Up to $38,000 October 28, 2016
FIRST Scholarship - University of Hartford $22,000 April 01, 2017
Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship $20,000 October 30, 2016
Google SVA Scholarship $10,000 November 04, 2016
Keynote Scholarship $10,000 December 02, 2016
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship $10,000 December 02, 2016
Google Lime Scholarship $10,000 December 04, 2016
Naperville Rotary Charities and The Rotary Club of Naperville Scholarship $5,000 November 01, 2016
Future Engineers Scholarship $5,000 October 14, 2016
ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship $5,000 December 01, 2016