Planes, boats, and clean energy – society is moving, and we’re the ones making it flow.
The Thermofluids Option is by far the most customizable option available and will allow you to focus on what you’re truly passionate about. Aircraft design, power generation, heating and air conditioning – it’s all here and it’s your ticket to an exciting industry full of opportunities.
What is Thermofluids?
Thermofluids is the combined study of heat transfer, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and combustion. The applications of Thermofluids range from efficient engine design to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). Engineers in the field of Thermofluids will find themselves well prepared for almost any challenge in a variety of industries.
Why choose Thermofluids?
Thermofluids is a dynamic field of research and development that is applicable to almost all energy generation and implementation applications in our energy-hungry world today. Whether it is in the pulp and paper industry, fuel cell and hydrogen research, or the aerospace industry, developments in Thermofluids allow the world to more sustainably use energy to meet our growing demands.
Upon completion of Mech 2, students accepted into the Thermofluids Option will begin taking a modified curriculum of mechanical engineering courses that focus on advanced fluid dynamics. In addition, to customize their option, students will have to complete three technical electives of their choice. Thermofluids technical electives cover topics such as Aerodynamics, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning), and Naval Architecture. The modified curriculum is designed to not only help develop the student’s specialization in Thermofluids, but also develop fundamental design and analytical skills required by any mechanical engineer.
What does this mean for you?
Expect to take on some of the most challenging and applicable courses in your undergraduate degree. This option will equip you to tackle our generation’s growing energy demand, and give you a new perspective to solve engineering problems using applied Thermofluids.
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For more information about the Mechanical Engineering Option in Thermofluids, please contact the Undergraduate Affairs Office.