University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Mechanical Engineering Program

Contact Information

University of Vermont
Mechanical Engineering Program
201 Votey Hall
33 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) 656-3320
Fax: (802) 656-1929

Web Site Link out of catalogue site.


Mechanical engineering spans the broadest spectrum of engineering activities from concept and design, through manufacturing and maintenance of all kinds of products and systems. Nearly all objects created by humans have some mechanical engineering input, from a simple spoon to a streamlined skateboard to an elegant spacecraft.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of Vermont is to provide a first-rate education to our students and to conduct research and service efforts that exploit the rapidly changing technical diversity of mechanical engineering in order to promote the state of the art in our programs.

Program Educational Objectives

  • To train engineers with a Bachelor’s degree with knowledge and experience in applying the classical and modern engineering methods in industrial, governmental or consulting careers.
  • To provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and values which promote and facilitate lifetime learning throughout their professional careers.
  • To foster a tradition of graduate research activity in the department with the expectation that there will be ancillary benefits to the undergraduate program
  • To encourage outstanding students to pursue graduate study
  • To allow students to pursue several tracks of specialization within Mechanical Engineering, depending on their career goals and interests.



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