Ep 11: Mechanical Engineering Programs with Dr. Kristina Lawyer

This week’s episode explores engineering programs, with a focus on mechanical engineering specifically. Scott is joined by Dr. Kristina Lawyer, Assistant Professor in the Indiana State University College of Technology.

In this episode discover the varying engineering programs you can pursue (including the difference between traditional engineering and engineering technology). You’ll also learn what career opportunities await mechanical engineering graduates.

Listen in as Dr. Lawyer walks outlines the courses she teaches, the skills and interests that successful engineering students have, and a whole lot more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What “mechanical engineering” – a specialization in the broader engineering field – is exactly.
  • An overview of the professional opportunities await those with mechanical engineering degrees.
  • The types of courses that engineering students, particularly those in mechanical engineering will have to take.
  • The key differences between traditional engineering and engineering technology (ET) program tracks.
  • Where the field of mechanical engineering is headed in the next 5 to 10 years.
  • And so much more!

Indiana State University at a Glance

Indiana State University is a four-year public university offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in Terra Haute, ISU provides a diverse array of academic programs as well as one of the most diverse student populations in the State of Indiana. ISU also provides an extensive selection of online programs (more than 60+) and endless opportunities for students to get involved in activities and organizations, both socially and academically.

  • Year Established: 1865
  • Student Population: ~12,500
  • Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Mascot: Sycamore Sam

Mechanical Engineering Degree from Indiana State University

Indiana State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) – a program designed (and accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET) to prepare students for technical and managerial positions in a variety of industries. Coursework covers such topics as applied mechanics, computer-aided drafting/design, manufacturing, experimental techniques/procedures, analysis of engineering data, and so much more.

Students also study how to use computer-aided design (CAD) and other state-of-the art technologies as well as the management aspect of engineering design in order to provide a well-rounded education.

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