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What's Your Interest?
Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing
Engineering at Tennessee State University. Our undergraduate and
graduate programs are among the finest. We have strong teaching and
research programs in mechanical and manufacturing engineering areas.
also have a strong collaborative research program that works directly
with industry and government agencies to provide the latest research
developments that are both state-of-the-art and applied. Most
importantly, our undergraduate and graduate programs have full
accreditation: they’ve been approved by the professional bodies.
Tennessee State University’s Main Campus is
located five minutes west of downtown Nashville at 3500 John A. Merritt
Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209. The department is very proud of the high
quality students that it produces and makes a special effort to provide a
friendly and supportive environment. You will be given every
opportunity to reach your full potential when you study your degree
We are seeking committed top-quality
undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in obtaining a
degree in this exciting field of study. We are also seeking industrial
partners who want to hire some of the best engineers in the country and
to have access to the latest research developments in the mechanical
design, dynamic systems and robotics, manufacturing, and thermal/ fluid
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Currently we are offering the following programs of study:
- Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering
- Master of Engineering in Control Systems and Robotics
- Ph.D. in Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
The faculty would like to welcome you to the
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Tennessee
State University. Feel free to contact any faculty or staff in the
Department if you desire additional information. We would also invite
you to make a personal visit to learn more about our programs.
What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical Engineering is the application of
physical principles and mathematics to the creation of useful devices,
objects and machines. Mechanical engineers use principles such as heat,
force, and the conservation of mass and energy to analyze static and
dynamic physical systems, in contributing to the design of things, such
as: automobiles, aircraft, and other vehicles, heating and cooling
systems, household appliances, industrial equipment and machinery,
weapons systems, etc.
In brief, Mechanical Engineers are
for the society.
They research, develop, design, manufacture, and test
tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical systems. They also work
on power-producing machines. They develop machine tools, industrial
production equipment, and robots.
Mechanical engineers also design tools
that other engineers need for their work. The emerging fields of
, which involves the
creation of high-performance materials and components by integrating
atoms and molecules, is introducing entirely new principles to the
design process. Social needs and new technologies and skills change the
profession as it seeks to fit a wide-open global marketplace.
Demand for Mechanical Engineers
For many decades, there have been high demands
for Mechanical Engineers with a good technical education and excellent
attributes. The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
at Tennessee State University offers an excellent education preparing
its graduates to assume their professional responsibilities throughout
the United States and many other parts of the world.
mechanical engineers is projected to grow more rapidly as the demand for
improved machinery and machine tools grows. Also, emerging technologies
in biotechnology, materials science, and nanotechnology will create new
job opportunities for mechanical engineers.