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4005 Nitschke Hall MS 312
1610 N. Westwood
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8210
Fax: (419) 530-8206 MIMEAdvising@UToledo.Edu

Undergraduate Program

Hello and welcome to the undergraduate webpage for the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Toledo! We have carefully developed a 4 ½ year undergraduate program to provide you with the building blocks to become a creative problem solver and successful engineer. We offer one-on-one attention and student focus through dedicated faculty and staff including an updated curriculum and laboratories. In addition, our students graduate with one solid year of work experience in the mechanical engineering field through our required co-op program and most have full time job offers by graduation. We hope that this website will provide you with the information you need to consider joining us.

Mechanical engineering is the broadest field of engineering; in fact, it is often considered the 'chameleon' of engineering because it touches every other branch of engineering. There are many misconceptions regarding this field. For example, many people relate it to the automotive field, such as designing the next hybrid car or high powered engine. Mechanical engineering is this and so much more! To name a few examples, mechanical engineers are designing cutting edge alternative energy systems, such as hydrogen fuel cells and off shore wind turbines. In addition mechanical engineers design devices to help human kind such as prosthetic limbs, cancer treatments based on nanotechnology, and wheelchairs. Mechanical engineering also encompasses the aerospace and thermal science field. In fact, one of our faculty members, Dr. Ray Hixon, spends half his time at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and half his time teaching classes and conducting research at The University of Toledo.

One of the unique features of our program is our integrated co-operative education program that allows our students to work three semesters for companies that hire mechanical engineers. This gives our students a year of work experience, making them much more competitive in the job market after graduation.

If you are curious about how things work, want to make a positive difference and help shape our future by designing, developing and improving products we use everyday, and are ready to connect science to the real world by having an essential role in our health, happiness, and safety by turning ideas into reality then Mechanical Engineering at The University of Toledo is for you!

Please browse our undergraduate web pages to obtain more information, and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions about our program.

Dr. Matthew Franchetti
Undergraduate Program Director

University of Toledo
Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
4006 Nitschke Hall MS 312
1650 N.Westwood
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Phone: (419) 530-8210
Fax: (419) 530-8206
Email: matthew.franchetti@utoledo.edu
Personal Website: http://homepages.utoledo.edu/mfranch.

Last Updated: 11/29/17