- PhD student Kang-Ho Song wins Outstanding Paper Award
- Adam Eisele , 2009 MS graduate, receives Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists & Engineers
- Kathryn Wingate receives ARCS Scholarship!
- Geers Fellow for 2012/2013 Announced - Congratulations Levin Sliker!
- New dual ME degree offered between Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management!
- Dr. Frank W DelRio, 2006 PhD graduate, receives Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists & Engineers
- Graduate Student, Joanna Gordon helps introduce green energy curriculum in Haiti!
- Graduate Student Janet Tsai featured on College of Engineering Website!
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Our program was recently ranked by the National Research Council (Sept 2010) and our best ranking was 6th out of the 127 programs ranked in the field (5th percentile).
The department of Mechanical Engineering prepares students for careers involving technical innovation and leadership. Our graduate programs provide a solid foundation for careers in industry, research labs, and academia. The department tradition of interdisciplinary research provides students with exciting new opportunities in three modern technological thrusts.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Science (MS) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. These programs can involve both research and course work. Graduate students work closely with faculty members to arrange their study and tailor research to their individual preferences. However, admission to the program is through application to the department itself, not through individual faculty.
Graduate course work is organized along several study tracks: Air Quality, Bioengineering, Design, Energy & Environment, Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, Microsystems, Mechanical Engineering Foundation, or Simulation Based Mechanical Engineering Sciences.
Find out more about the degree programs and tracks.
Virtually all PhD students in the Mechanical Engineering department receive financial support for the duration of their studies. This support may take the form of a fellowship, a teaching assistantship, a research assistantship, or a combination of these options.
Find out more about financial support.