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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

Columbia, South Carolina, United States
January 28, 2018

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Derrick C. Mak (803) ***-****

OBJECTIVE: To pursue a Mechanical Engineer Career that will allow me to take in-class experience into the real world enhance and utilize my abilities and skills involving technical, leadership, and communication.


University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; GPA: 3.1; December 2017

Awards/Honors: Life Scholarship Enhancement, Dean’s List Fall’13-Spring’14


Aeroacoustic Corporation January 2017 – December 2017

Senior Design Project, University of South Carolina

Created a cost efficient and effective plug fastener design to fulfill our clients main objective to reduce cost by twenty to thirty percent

Completed management documents including Work and Functional Breakdown Structures and Gantt Chart

Performed CFD and FEA analysis on our weldless design part being applied to the baffle

Graphics User Interface (GUI) Project January 2014 – May 2014

Coded various tasks in MATLAB using given data points

Designed programs from scratch with different purposes, such as curve fitting


USC Aerospace McNair Center Intern June 2016-August 2016

Resolved client issues and provided sales support by managing special project timelines using specifically Microsoft Project and Visio

Created and analyzed various aerodynamic parts using CATIA


Engineering Analysis I

Engineering applications of solution techniques for ordinary and partial differential equations, including Sturm-Liouville theory, special functions, transform techniques, and numerical methods

Introduction to wave propagation in 1D and 2D, Eigen function expansion, Fourier series and Fast Fourier transform methods

Compressible Flow

Application of the conservation laws of compressible fluids to isentropic flows, flow with friction, and flows with heating or cooling. Shock waves and expansion waves. Nozzle and differ design


AutoCAD Inventor, MATLAB, CATIA, Microsoft Office, PTC Creo 2.0


Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honors Society

Held the position of Treasurer from Spring 2015-December 2017

Oversaw financial planning, procurement, and investment of funds

EWB: Engineering Without Borders

Assisted in Leaphart Elementary School’s afterschool Lego robotics club

VSA: Vietnamese Student Association

Organized and participated in numerous cultural shows held in SC and GA

Interact Club

Assisted in local events in the community such as the Annual Lake Murray Dam Run

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