Mechanical Engineering - Energy Concentration

Dr. Paul Mehta
Department Chair
mehta@bradley.edu

The Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Energy
Bradley’s Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science program that prepares students for graduate school or immediate success as professional engineers. The Mechanical Engineering Energy Concentration curriculum integrates experiences in energy production, management and conservation into professional courses. This culminates in a required comprehensive design experience which is satisfied by a year-long senior project and by the selection of an appropriate technical elective.

A Nationally Recognized Program

  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Bradley’s Engineering programs among the Nation’s finest.
  • Dr. Abou-Hanna has a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education program to develop engineering curricula using virtual instrumentation.

Curriculum
This concentration within the Mechanical Engineering major prepares students to: 

  • identify and analyze strategies to produce energy and to utilize energy resources in more economically efficient ways
  • to use energy in more environmentally friendly ways

Energy Concentration elective courses include:

  • solar energy 
  • energy management 
  • renewable energy 
  • nuclear energy 
  • electrical generation power plant design 
  • energy conservation 
  • energy production

Labs and Resources

  • Burkes Design Center
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • SAE Lab
  • Instrumentation and Microprocessors Lab
  • Materials Testing and Modeling Lab
  • Industrial Assessment Center
  • PC Lab
  • Projects (Engines) Lab
  • Robotics Lab
  • Thermal (Heat Transfer) Lab
  • Sun Workstation Lab

Distinguished Faculty

  • Dr. Marty Morris has three U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored more than fifteen articles in refereed journals.
  • Dr. Paul Mehta has been published more than fifty times and has presented at more than thirty conferences and seminars.

Beyond Bradley
Mechanical Engineering majors with the Energy Concentration are prepared to enter the engineering profession or continue their education with graduate or professional studies. In addition, engineering at Bradley prepares students for many other professions, with current alumni of the program holding various positions including:

  • patent attorneys
  • chief executives
  • power systems managers