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
Final Design Report: Hand-Drive Rear Wheel Drive Wheelchair Project, Colin Neunuebel, Bjorn Sorenson, and Lazer Vandenhoek
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
Broccoli Floret Cutter: Gold Coast Packaging, Inc., Sean Stamm, Walter Salguero, Felipe Gomez Jr, and Ruben Duenas
Air Cooling for AECM Module, Final Project Report, Kevin Whipp and Abraham Bruno Caulk
Senior Projects from 1982
The Design, Construction, and Evaluation of a Thermosiphon Solar Water Heater, James R. Coughlin and Mark R. Bender