The Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) awards a high level degree in mechanical engineering. The course aims to prepare engineers with a strong scientific background to efficiently face challenges in any field of Mechanical Engineering.

The field of activity of the mechanical engineer is wide, performing activities in the areas of supervision, coordination and technical guidance; study, planning, design and specification; technical-economical feasibility study; assistance, advice and consultancy; standardization, measurement and quality control; operation and maintenance of equipment and facilities; specialized technical production. All of these activities relate to mechanical processes, machinery in general, industrial and mechanical facilities, mechanical and electro-mechanic equipment, motor vehicles, heat systems, refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, their related services and correlates.