Senior Lab Course

Beginning in Fall 2022, students will take a 3-credit lab ME 435 to complete graduation requirements. Please refer to the University Bulletin for prerequisites needed prior to registering for a course.

ME 435: Mechanical Engineering Systems Lab (3 cr)
This course studies fundamental mechanical engineering subjects, including mechanics, dynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, material science, and control in a holistic approach, through real-world systems in topics, such as energy and sustainability, autonomy and robotics, and big data. Sample syllabus »

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519