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A Sampling:

ER212. Rigid Body Mechanics
(taught studio-style)

MER213: Material Science
(lab in the sophomore year, combines chemistry and ME, and is the foundation of nanotechnology)

MER331. Fluid Mechanics
(junior-level course with a major lab that includes experiments in the wind tunnel)

MER419: Design of Mechanical Systems
(senior-level design course with newsworthy projects)

MER421: Mechatronics Design
(elective in which students have engineered hockey robots)

MER471: Solar Energy Analysis and Design
(using Wold Building's rooftop solar lab)

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Steinmetz Hall 219
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 388-6264
Professor William Keat encourages creativity in his course projects.
Professor William Keat encourages creativity in his course projects.

Mechanical Engineering

See where Union takes you:
  • Engineer, Toyota Racing Development
  • Chief Design Engineer, General Electric
  • Manager, Engineering Solutions, ARAMARK
  • Pilot, Wasabi Air Racing
  • Nuclear Plant Engineer, Bechtel, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
  • Founder, Forsake footwear startup
  • Design Engineer, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Inc
  • Process Engineer, Global Foundries
  • Instrument Panel Design Engineer, Honda R&D Americas Inc.
Elliot Seguin '06
Mechanical Engineering
Elliot Seguion '06
Test pilot and engineer for the company that built Spaceship X

Union College's nationally-ranked, ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering program offers an exceptional engineering education within a liberal arts environment. Union also offers a 5-year combined B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Union Graduate College.

At Union, you will find an emphasis on close student-faculty interaction, hands-on laboratory experience and challenging design projects.

There are ample opportunities for disciplinary and interdisciplinary undergraduate research, and for participation in national collegiate design competitions. 

Students build a strong core in engineering fundamentals, mathematics and basic science before progressing to more specialized areas of study.

Our Mechanical Engineering program also includes an international experience woven into the curriculum, as Union is committed to preparing students to practice their profession in the global engineering community of the 21st century.

Career possibilities for mechanical engineers are robust and almost limitless. Given the tremendous flexibility of this field, mechanical engineers work in a wide range of industry settings, including product design, research and development, manufacturing, systems management, alternative energy, robotics, health care, spacecraft design, transportation, and sports and recreation, to name just a few. 

The many government agencies that hire mechanical engineers include the Department of Energy, NASA, the Patent and Trademark Office, and all branches of the military. A mechanical engineering education also serves as excellent preparation for graduate study and careers in business, law, consulting, teaching, and technical management.