This course introduces students to the field of mechanical engineering and its many applications in the world today. Students learn basic mechanical engineering concepts, including systems of units, vectors, forces, moments, force systems, couples, and equilibrium problems. Students explore the methods of joints and sections, define centroids, explain distributed loads and center of mass and axes, and state the Pappus-Guldinus theorems. The course concludes with lessons on dry friction, beams, cables, load distribution, pressure, and potential energy. At the end of this course, students have a knowledge of and appreciation for the field of mechanical engineering and its importance in todays society.