About Us

Overview

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of six engineering departments in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The other five are biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and optics.

Academics

We offer a BS degree program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, as well as an MS and PhD in mechanical engineering.  We also offer a BS in geomechanics jointly with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. In addition the department is part of an interdepartmental graduate program that offers an MS and PhD in material science.  

Our students use the latest engineering software to problems in the mechanics of:

They also get broad hands-on laboratory and design experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Many undergraduates also participate in competitive design teams like the Baja and Solar Splash.

Research

Our research strengths come from our links with research centers around the University. Many of our faculty work with interdepartmental research groups including: