The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MECAN) at the Faculty of Engineering (FEN) of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) educates graduates with a comprehensive higher education in mechanical engineering. The course aims to prepare an all-encompassing engineer, equipped with a strong scientific foundation to competently face challenges in any area of Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering is a branch of engineering focused on the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical and thermal systems. It encompasses a wide range of applications, including industrial machinery, automotive vehicles, energy systems, robotics, and emerging technologies such as 3D printing. Additionally, mechanical engineers play a crucial role in developing thermal systems, such as refrigeration and heating systems, which are essential for environmental control in various industrial and commercial contexts. This discipline utilizes principles of physics, mathematics, and thermal sciences to create solutions that enhance the functionality, efficiency, and innovation of mechanical and thermal devices. Studying mechanical engineering allows for significant contributions to various industrial and research sectors, developing robust technical skills and a comprehensive understanding of mechanical and thermal dynamics.

The Mechanical Engineer plays a fundamental role in various industrial sectors, involving not only the design and improvement of machines, equipment, vehicles, and thermal systems but also research and development (R&D) of new technologies and solutions. Using advanced concepts of dynamics, structural analysis, materials, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, these professionals drive innovations that address complex technical challenges. In addition to contributing to design and conception, the mechanical engineer is involved in managing manufacturing processes, implementing quality control systems, and maintaining operations to ensure efficiency and safety. This versatility enables mechanical engineers to collaborate on interdisciplinary and innovative projects, adapting to rapid technological changes and new market demands.

UERJ International Cooperation

For international students seeking more information, please visit the UERJ International Cooperation Board website