Welcome to Mechanical Engineering at Grand Valley State University

Mechanical Engineering Students


Mechanical Engineering Students

Mechanical Engineering (ME) is the oldest and broadest engineering, focusing on the production, transfer, and manipulation of energy and matter, through innovative systems, machines, and methods, for the benefit of humanity.

Our mission is to equip students with the scientific and technical background, the experiential and professional training, and the problem-solving skills, needed to enable them to perform with excellence, and lead, in their engineering careers, and in changing the world into a better place.  GVSU-ME offers accredited programs at the Bachelor and Master levels, leading to entry into the full ME range of careers, from Graduate Studies and R&D to Industrial and Manufacturing careers, and; from Nanotechnology to Aerospace applications. Cooperative education and project-based education are two of the main strength elements of the ME program at GVSU. The program offers electives in the areas of:

Machine Design, Energy and Fluids, Control and Automation, and Emerging Technologies (e.g. Alternative Energy, Human Biomechanics, Nanotechnology, etc!).

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Mechanical Engineering Chair

Dr. Barakat

Professor Nael Barakat, Ph.D. P.Eng. FASME.

Phone: (616) 331-6825
Email: barakatn@gvsu.edu