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Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics implement administrative merge

Beginning July 1, the Departments of Mechanical Engineering (MECH) and Engineering Mechanics (EM) are merging into one administrative unit to be known as Mechanical and Materials Engineering. MECH has offered B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, with more than 460 undergraduates and 50 graduate students in 2010-11, while EM has offered M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs with approximately 50 graduate students. EM also teaches service courses such as statics, strength of materials and dynamics.


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The new department will continue to offer a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with formal Technical Option Areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Materials, Applied Mechanics, Thermal Systems and Design. The graduate programs will be combined so the new department will administer one M.S. and one Ph.D. degree program. The chair of the department will be Jeffrey Shield, who previously chaired the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


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