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The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is the largest in the School of Engineering and offers an accredited B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an M.S. degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and a Hybrid Ph.D. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design and analyze machines of all types, including automobiles, airplanes, submarines, power generation systems, biomedical instrumentation, robots, manufacturing systems, household appliances and many, many more.

Our exciting new nuclear engineering programs were created in response to the strong demand for new nuclear engineers in both the public and private sector.