The Mechanical Engineering Department is the largest department at Cal Poly with more than 1,250 undergraduates and is ranked as the second-best undergraduate focused mechanical engineering program in the country by U.S. News and World Reports.

The curriculum shares a common philosophy that real engineering work requires not only a solid understanding of theory but also hands-on experiences and skills to finish the job. With state-of-the-art laboratories, student clubs and organizations, and machine shops, the program effectively combines theory and practical application to prepare students for careers in a wide variety of industries and graduate school.

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Senior Projects from 2009

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Final Design Report: Hand-Drive Rear Wheel Drive Wheelchair Project, Colin Neunuebel, Bjorn Sorenson, and Lazer Vandenhoek

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Harvesting Human Exercise Power at the Cal Poly Rec Center: Exercise Bike Power Generator II, Jared Rounsevell, Claire M. Shubert, Matthew Snitowsky, and Andrew Wong

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Broccoli Floret Cutter: Gold Coast Packaging, Inc., Sean Stamm, Walter Salguero, Felipe Gomez Jr, and Ruben Duenas

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Air Cooling for AECM Module, Final Project Report, Kevin Whipp and Abraham Bruno Caulk

Senior Projects from 1982

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The Design, Construction, and Evaluation of a Thermosiphon Solar Water Heater, James R. Coughlin and Mark R. Bender