Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, a research intensive department, integrates research, academic classroom learning and cooperative education. Our mission is to educate persons for professional and technical excellence, to perform research to advance the science and practice of engineering, to engage in service activities that advance the department, the university and the profession, and to instill in ourselves and students habits and attitudes that promote ethical behavior, professional responsibility and careers that advance the well-being of society. The department offers Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Mechanical and in Industrial Engineering. Master of Science degrees are offered in Engineering Management, Operations Research and Computer Systems Engineering (Computer Aided Design and Engineering Software Design). Faculty research includes the fields of nanotechnology, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer, fluid flow, mechanics and design, materials engineering, composites, quality control, operations research, manufacturing, virtual environments, human-factors engineering, biomechanics, biosensors, robotics, tribology and information technology.