The Mechanical Engineering program at Philadelphia University provides a broad-based education that emphasizes the fundamentals and basic laws in mechanical, thermal and fluid sciences. The development of math, science and engineering skills in students are addressed in the choice of courses. Engineering design is part of many of the courses from the very first semester. Further emphasis on design is placed in courses such as machine design, design for manufacturability and the two-semester senior design project. Students are given the opportunity to use modern computer aided design and mathematical modeling tools. Students also develop skills to apply theory to design experiments that demonstrate their understanding of fundamental laws in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and mechatronics.