Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Department at SUNY Korea.
Mechanical Engineering is one of the foundational disciplines of engineering. It encompasses a large number of subdisciplines that are at the heart of both traditional and leading-edge technologies. It is a broad profession concerned with activities such as energy conversion, power generation, design, and manufacturing as well as emerging technologies such as robotics, automation, new materials, biomedical and advances transportation systems among others. The theoretical bases of knowledge include engineering sciences, such as mechanics of solids and fluids, thermodynamics, and kinematics. These are integrated with technical skills such as computer-aided design, innovation, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, and experimental methods to design, build, test, and operate mechanical equipment and systems.
The undergraduate mechanical engineering program at SUNY Korea recognizes that students have a variety of career objectives and a choice of industrial environments in which to pursue them. The mechanical engineering curriculum provides students with a core education in mathematics and the physical sciences along with a broad sequence of courses covering thermal processes and fluid mechanics, mechanical design, solid mechanics, and the dynamic behavior and control of mechanical systems. Students also take courses that introduce them to the use of advanced computational methods for engineering design and analysis as well as data processing and analysis. A series of laboratory courses introduce them to sensors and electronics, modern instrumentation, and experimental techniques used in engineering for tasks ranging from product design, evaluation, and testing to research. In addition, students can select electives to provide either higher-level academic training in preparation for graduate school or a broader exposure to subjects related to engineering practice to enhance their preparation for the job market.
Our undergraduate program is designed to provide students with the detailed mechanical engineering education and training required for immediate entry into the job market. At the same time, the curriculum maintains enough flexibility to enable students to fully prepare themselves for graduate studies and research careers. Mechanical engineering classes are taught by full-time faculty members in small-size classes, which allows close integration with faculty. Undergraduates students, particularly those who plan to pursue graduate education, are also encouraged to work with faculty on research projects. As a result of such mentoring, some of our graduates have been admitted to renowned universities for graduate education, receiving prestigious fellowships and scholarships. and undergraduates are encouraged to work directly with the faculty in their technical electives. They also have opportunities to participate in national and international student engineering competitions. Our Senior Design experience offers students opportunities to solve real-world problems in a multi-disciplinary setting. Recent examples include firefighting and cross-fan drones, autonomous delivery robots, and autonomous driving systems.