Take the inside track to a career in mechanical engineering where you will contribute to the advancement of modern technology.
Mechanical engineering is an exciting and dynamic field that contributes to every area of modern technology; application areas range from pollution control and renewable energy to manufacturing electronic chips and medical devices.
As a Widener student, you not only study the fundamentals of mechanical engineering such as the strength of materials, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, design of machinery, and vibration and control but also participate in application-oriented labs and project experiences.
Here, you'll benefit from a supportive environment that encourages analytical and creative thinking, while being exposed to the industry through real-world applications.
From senior projects to co-op experiences your education will stretch beyond the classroom. Here, you'll partner with prestigious faculty on research projects, build relationships with industry professionals, and participate in hands-on learning opportunities.
We're ranked among the 10 best colleges in the country for engineering.
Source: Knowledge Review
With 200+ Students
mechanical engineering is the largest growing major in engineering.
offered to eligible students to complete their bachelor's and master's in 5 years.
1 Year Paid Co-op
Gain up to 1 full year of compensated work experience and still graduate within 4 years.
17:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.
Meet the industry leaders who provide assistance and direction to support the school in its future growth and development.
You'll partner with industry-shaping faculty on cutting-edge research from developing new atomic force microscopy experimental methods to better understanding the physical and mechanical factors that play a role in treatment for swallowing disorders.
From personal attention in the classroom to student and faculty research projects, faculty are invested in your success. Here, you'll learn from faculty, not graduate assistants, as you prepare for your career in engineering.
Through the co-op program, you can complete professional work experience and graduate in 4 years. The benefit: you'll not only save educational costs but you'll also start your career earlier than most engineering graduates.
Current Faculty Research
Specific areas of mechanical engineering faculty research include:
- Atomic force microscopy
- Computational and experimental analysis of physiological systems and therapeutic strategies
- Composite materials
- Design and fabrication of mechanical systems
- Kinetic energy storage devices
- Rehabilitation machines
- Thermal management and energy simulation
Your Inside Track to Success
Here, you'll prepare for your career in mechanical engineering before you graduate.
Recent Employers and Industry Connections
- The Boeing Company
- Drake Refrigeration
- ERIN Engineering, a JENSEN HUGHS Company
- Lockheed Martin
- The Naval Surface Warfare Center
- Schramm Engineering
Outlook and Outcomes
- Research and Development
The employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 4 percent from now to 2028, which is average growth. It will be higher for those studying specific advances in technology.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Co-op Placement Opportunities
During co-op placements, our students gain valuable work experience with industry partners, such as Schramm, NAVSEA, or Siemens to name just a few.
You have direct access to industry leaders, including many alumni of the program, through the School of Engineering Board of Advisors.
About the School
Widener University is a private, metropolitan university with a Main Campus in Chester, PA, and law schools in Harrisburg, PA, and Wilmington DE.