Undergraduate Program

Mechanical Engineering

UDM's ME graduates "hit the ground running." They are productive engineers from the day they graduate. Not only are theoretical concepts covered in detail, but applications to real-life engineering problems are woven throughout the curriculum. Every engineering student graduates with one full year of "real world" engineering experience. The combination of solid education and co-op experience helps to explain why UDM engineers are in high demand.

Extensive laboratory experiences provide plenty of hands-on opportunities. Our laboratories are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, like the data acquisition software Labview for Windows and a Laser Doppler Velocimeter for measurement of fluid velocities. The Automotive Lab contains several dynamometers plus other equipment to measure engine performance.

Why should you consider UDM for your Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree?

  • UDM's ME graduates have the best education and experience.
  • Freshman ME students start designing products and processes with exciting projects that use advanced CAD software and rapid prototyping.
  • The ME Curriculum is responsive to industry needs.
  • As a member of the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network, UDM strives to develop entrepreneurially minded engineers who will be better prepared for the 21st century workforce.
  • Continual contact with alumni in the Big Three and other industries keep our faculty and curriculum up to date.
  • The ME program maintains an intense partnership with international engineering leaders.
  • NO TAs - top faculty teach all courses.
  • ME students get personal attention, in small classes, from doctoral degreed faculty - faculty who place teaching first.
  • ME faculty have received over a dozen awards in recent years from the National Science Foundation for course and lab development.
  • The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Program is ABET Accredited.

Current UDM undergrads may be eligible for our 5 year Bachelor's/Master's Program

Student Quotes on Why UDM is a Great Place to Study Engineering

  • “Small class sizes and large scholarships.”  Matt Butkovich
  • “With the small class sizes and supportive professors in the UDM Engineering program, U Definitely Matter!” Eileen DiSante
  • “The professors go beyond themselves to be very helpful and are always available, even after their office hours are over each day!”  Rayman Hannish
  • “UDM gives students the opportunity to work one on one with their professors on a regular basis. Class sizes are small and there are always opportunities to get involved with projects and interact with professors and customers.”  Katelyn McCutcheon
  • “Because you want a diverse, cultural, and unique education.”  Galen Masdon

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

  1. To produce engineers who understand the performance of engineered products and systems in terms of the relevant fundamental principles of math, science and the humanities, whether they are practicing engineers or students in graduate engineering programs.
  2. To produce engineers who excel in the professional practice of mechanical engineering. Professional practice includes the ability to identify, design and implement solutions to technical problems through a multiplicity of laboratory, analytical and communication methods within a business climate.
  3. To produce engineers who are aware of how their roles as technical professionals and leaders affect the wider human community, and who are motivated by moral principles in their professional and personal lives.

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Detroit Mercy will have:

  • a) an ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering principles to manufacturing, thermal systems, and mechanical engineering.
  • b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data relating to thermal and mechanical systems.
  • c) an ability to design thermal and mechanical systems, components or processes to meet desired needs.
  • d) an ability to function effectively on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve mechanical engineering problems.
  • f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • g) an ability to communicate effectively.
  • h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering decisions in a global and societal context.
  • i) a recognition of need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • j) an awareness of current trends and global issues related to the mechanical engineering profession.
  • k) an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for mechanical engineering practice.
  • l) a general knowledge of chemistry and an in-depth knowledge of calculus based physics.
  • m) an ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations.
  • n) a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra.

A flowchart of the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program can be found under Current Students . 

For more information on the Mechanical Engineering Program, contact Dr. Nassif Rayess by phone at 313-993-1402 or by e-mail to rayesna@udmercy.edu