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Gary C. Tepper, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and a professor, describes how the demand for new nuclear engineers led to VCU's programs. Read more

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From multi-scale manufacturing and design to micro/nanotechnology, and smart materials to biomechanics, faculty members excel in a wide range of research areas. Learn more

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Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and applies the principles of engineering, material science, physics and mathematics to design, analyze and manufacture mechanical systems such as vehicles, biomedical devices, consumer products, internal combustion engines and robotic systems — to name a few.

Nuclear engineering is a concentration focused on the study and application of the properties of atomic nuclei and their reactions in areas such as energy production, industrial quality control, medical diagnostics or cancer treatment.

Mechanical and nuclear engineering is the largest department within VCU School of Engineering — offering a variety of degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Mechanical and nuclear engineering graduates are in constant demand and have among the highest starting salaries of all college majors.

Students within the department have access to the latest tools and technologies in our academic and research laboratories. Research opportunities are available to both our graduate and undergraduate students. Relevant areas of expertise are respiratory therapy, surface engineering, multi-scale manufacturing and design, energy generation and storage, micro/nanotechnology, thermal sciences, solid mechanics, smart materials and biomechanics.

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Nov

11/22/2019 12:00:21 EST

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Nov

11/21/2019 17:00:12 EST

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Nov

11/19/2019 11:00:37 EST

Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium

11:00 AM

Engineering West Hall | Lobby

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Nov

11/20/2019 09:30:00 EST

Explore graduate opportunities with VCU Engineering Graduate Programs

9:30 AM

Engineering East and West Hall | multiple locations

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Nov

11/20/2019 10:00:00 EST

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Nov

11/02/2019 07:00:00 EDT

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Nov

11/18/2019 09:30:00 EST

Micron On-Campus Recruitment Day

9:30 AM

Engineering East and West Hall | multiple locations

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Dec

12/06/2019 13:00:27 EST

MNE Seminar with John Eberth, Ph.D.

1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 3229

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Nov

11/15/2019 13:00:02 EST

MNE Seminar with Christopher Perfetti Ph.D.

1:00 PM

Engineering East Hall | Room 3229

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Nov

11/15/2019 12:00:16 EST

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12:00 PM

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Nov

11/15/2019 12:00:00 EST

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12:00 PM

Engineering West Hall | Room 105

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Mar

03/21/2020 10:00:11 EDT

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10:00 AM

Engineering East Hall, Qimonda Atrium

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Nov

11/21/2019 11:00:03 EST

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11:00 AM

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8:30 AM

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