Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Programs

Mechanical Engineering

Smart engineering solutions? Certainly! Few career fields in the world today can match the popularity and growth potential of mechanical engineering. Whether you’re interested in a career in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, or consumer products field, chances are a degree in mechanical engineering can get you where you want to go.

Michigan Tech’s program has a crazy track record for being one of the best. In fact, our undergraduate program has been ranked in the top 13 for the past 29 consecutive years. Add to that a hands-on curriculum, small class and lab sizes, and industry-funded senior capstone design projects, and it’s no wonder why our graduates are recruited by hundreds of companies every year.

Choose your Focus

As a mechanical engineering major you can focus on technical areas such as:

  • Agile interconnected microgrids
  • Design and dynamic systems
  • Energy thermo-fluids
  • Manufacturing/industrial
  • Solid mechanics

Or focus your interests in a research group in areas such as:

  • Advanced power systems
  • Engineering education innovation
  • Mechanics of multi-scale materials
  • Multi-scale sensors and systems
  • Space systems

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • Our industry-sponsored senior design program allows you to develop exciting solutions to real-world problems. Within the last year, senior design teams have developed a hand crank cycle for the Wounded Warrior Project, a fuel-metering system for use in fuel-blend studies, a low-cost (under $10) easy-to-use foot prosthetic brace for people in India, and a functional assault climbing device that can assist in assault and rescue climbing missions.
  • Our Computer Aided Engineering laboratory is unmatched in the nation. You’ll work with all four of the major design software platforms used in industry.
  • You’ll benefit from world-class facilities and resources in the Cuskie Design and Creativity Center and Rivard Center for Product Realization.
  • The Michigan Tech Aerospace Enterprise Team’s (whose satellite took first place in the 2011 University Nanosat Program competition) continue preparing for the launch into orbit in 2015.
  • Our state-of-the-art facilities include Microfluidic and Interfacial Transport, Advanced Automotive Engine, Advanced Space Propulsion, and Skeletal Tissue Mechanics and Mechanotransduction Labs.
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics.
  • Michigan Tech's mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Plus, as a mechanical engineering student at Michigan Tech, you’ll get the chance to work on some really cool Enterprise teams such as Aerospace Enterprise, Mini-Baja, Formula SAE Car, Clean Snowmobile, Velovations, EcoCAR, and others.

Learn more about mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech!