Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science

“The University of New Haven has increased my value to the world,” said Anthony Mastromarino ‘17, a mechanical engineer at SEA CORP. “Through a well-rounded education, I learned the skills necessary to solve today's problems. This shows employers that I am ready to tackle problems that they face every day.”

Make everything work better

The tools and machines that mechanical engineers have designed throughout history have lightened our loads, improved our quality of life, and taken us from the far reaches of outer space to the inner workings of minuscule nano devices. In the University of New Haven’s ABET-accredited B.S. in Mechanical Engineering program you will join that long line of pioneers, using your skills to design, analyze, improve, and test the products and systems that are essential to everyday life -- and to create those that don’t yet exist.

Through our program, you’ll build a multidisciplinary foundation in mechanical, chemical, civil, and electrical engineering and develop skills in physics, chemistry, and mathematics as well.

All of it provides the basis for detailed study in mechanical engineering, in which you will:
  • Learn to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments, then analyze and interpret data
  • Work hands-on in fully equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Master modern techniques, skills, and engineering tools
  • Explore the impact of engineering within global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Design systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs and comply with realistic economic, environmental, social, ethical, and political restraints
  • Gain real-world experience through an internship at a manufacturing company, consulting firm, technical organization, or government agency
  • Have the opportunity to join the first semester, first-year study abroad program
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What You'll Study

  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials

    Detailed study of elastic and plastic deformation of materials at room temperature and elevated temperatures. Dislocation theory and microplasticity models considered.

  • Turbomachinery

    Review of basic thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Dimensional analysis. Specific speed. Classification of turbomachines. Cavitation. Losses. Definitions of efficiency. Theories of turbomachines. Design considerations for stator blades and rotor blades. Computer-aided design.

  • Solar Energy

    Introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy thermal processes including solar radiation, flat plate and focusing collectors, energy storage, hot water heating, cooling and auxiliary system components. Emphasis on the design and evaluation of systems as they pertain to commercial and residential buildings.

  • Introduction to Flight Propulsion

    A senior course designed for those students who intend to work or pursue further studies in the aerospace field. Among the topics covered are detonation and deflagration, introductory one-dimensional nonsteady gas flows, basic concepts of turbomachinery, and survey of contemporary propulsive devices. Shock tube, supersonic wind tunnel, and flame propagation demonstrations accompany the lectures.

  • Full List of Courses for Mechanical Engineering

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

    Mechanical Engineering Minor

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Next Steps

  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Accreditation & Awards

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University moved up in the rankings of regional colleges in the north this year. It was also ranked in the top 50 nationally for both overall value and value for veterans. The Tagliatela College of Engineering is ranked among the top 75 engineering programs in its category.

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