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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to Mechanical Engineering – The Citadel’s Newest Engineering Department!

We are very enthusiastic as we enter the fifth year of the Mechanical Engineering program. We graduated our first 3 students in May 2016 and 65 in May 2019. The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Additionally, we will continue to mature our student chapter of ASME and enter student competitions as interest grows during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

The Mechanical Engineering Program of Study offers focused tracks in Power and Energy, Manufacturing, Aeronautical Systems, Materials (Composites), and Mechatronics. We offer Mechanical Engineering courses to all cadet and day students as well as full-time evening students transferring from Trident Technical College and other schools. We have been ordering new lab equipment to supplement our classroom instruction and provide some "hands-on" learning. We will continue to procure equipment as our enrollment grows. 

I invite you to learn more about us through the rest of the program website to see in greater detail the exciting activities associated with Citadel Engineering. If you are interested in attending The Citadel as a cadet or entering our evening undergraduate programs, I invite you to contact me, go to the program website and/or visit the Admissions Department to gather more information.

You can reach me at:

Robert J. Rabb, LTC (Retired), PhD, PE
Mechanical Engineering Department Head
The Citadel
3 Jenkins Ave., Charleston, SC 29409
Office phone: (843) 953-0520
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