Georgia Tech opened its doors in 1888 with mechanical engineering being its only degree-granting program during the Institute’s first eight years. Mechanical Engineering has grown over the years: from the original shop or trade culture to a professional curriculum with experimental laboratories and multi-disciplinary challenges. Today, we are the largest enrollment academic unit on campus. However, throughout our history one thing has always remained constant: excellence in creating and building products, devices, and systems that make the world a better place! Mechanical Engineering is an excellent general education for today's technological world. MEs conceive, construct, test, and operate all kinds of mechanical, thermal, and biological devices. MEs are the backbone of the profession and work in every industry — from transportation, telecommunications, energy, and electronics to bioengineering, commerce, and manufacturing — in business, government, and universities. Georgia Tech's highly-ranked undergraduate mechanical engineering program encompasses cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary areas, such as acoustics, bioengineering, materials, manufacturing, robotics, and MEMS. The Woodruff School also includes highly-ranked programs in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics.