Mechanical Engineeering


Mechanical Engineering solves physical problems involving mechanical systems. Topics include

  • aerospace
  • dynamics (solid, fluid)
  • manufacturing
  • mechanics
  • robotics
  • vibrations
  • control systems
  • energy systems
  • material science
  • numerical methods
  • thermodynamics


Scope and Purpose:

This policy was established to support the Mechanical Engineering program offered by the Mechanical Engineering department.

Works are purchased to support the curriculum and faculty research. Topics to be collected include (but are not limited to) mechanics, dynamics, heat transfer, vibrations, numerical methods, material science, combustion and propulsion, aerodynamics, control systems, robotics, and pressure vessel design. These topics will be collected at the initial, advanced study, graduate study and research levels. Works that support the core curriculum for the program will be collected at the initial level.

Topics in other subject areas will be collected if they are related to the Mechanical Engineering curriculum or faculty research.


The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and Aerospace Systems Engineering (BSASE). The undergraduate program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Specialization certificates are available in motion and control and polymer engineering. There is a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Engineering as well.

The undergraduate program prepares the student for industry and advanced education. Teamwork, communication skills, and professional development are emphasized. The program strives to produce a highly competent engineer that behaves ethically.

Undergraduates have general, mechanical, and aerospace (for BSASE) engineering requirements. Core courses include the topics of thermodynamics, mechanics, dynamics (solid and fluid), metallurgy, heat transfer, control systems, and aerospace. There are many electives available on the topics listed in the scope and purpose section.

The master's program offers either a thesis or non-thesis option. Areas of study include energy systems, microscale device design, manufacturing, material science, and nanoscale materials and mechanics. Many of the undergraduate courses are available at the graduate level, as well as advanced study of these topics. Courses in tribology and structural damage detection and monitoring are available.

Geographical Coverage:

There is no geographic limitation for this collection although the United States is represented by the bulk of the collection.


English is the only language collected.

Period Coverage:

Emphasis for acquisition is recent works. Older material will be retained if it supports the curriculum or research. Serials are kept indefinitely, where most material older than ten years will be sent to off-site storage.

Publication Types:

General works are collected at the initial study level. Professional works, textbooks, scholarly monographs, data compilations, journals, proceedings, societal transactions, symposia, codes, and standards are collected at the research level.


There is not a limitation on format; however, most will be paper, microform, and electronic resources.

Remote Sources:

Online books and journals are available via local subscription and OhioLINK. The Northeast Regional Depository will be used to store esoteric journals and monographs that have little use, as long as the items meet the depository storage rules.


Popular works are excluded from this collection.

Policy Revised: 25 Jul 2013