The Mechanical Engineering Department at Wayne State University provides students with a solid technical foundation that enables them to adapt to ever-changing technologies in the workplace. Creative problem-solving skills are manifested in senior capstone design projects that necessitate the integration of concepts learned in previous courses to come up with a feasible device or machine suitable for addressing real life engineering problems. The multi-faceted projects require students to work in a team taking a promising concept, refining it through a rigorous evaluation process, machining all required components, building a prototype, proving its functionality through testing, and relying on strong communication skills to present their design and results in a public setting. 

The department offers the following programs: