Undergraduate Admissions
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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers apply the principles of motion, energy, force, and materials to design products that are safe, efficient, reliable, and cost effective. Learn to design components, devices, systems, and processes that will help solve today’s biggest challenges in health care, transportation, climate change, and more, while working in industries such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, communications, nanotechnology, and power-generation industries.

Customize your degree with:

Focus areas available in

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

You can also focus your interests in a research group such as

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

Minors are available in

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Manufacturing

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Statics
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Failure of Materials in Mechanics

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Inventing an ultrasonic device that deters whales, dolphins, and seals from swimming into fishing nets
  • Using four of the major design software platforms used in industry in our Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory
  • Designing a rocket engine to withstand the subzero temperatures of outer space
  • Taking first place in the Air Force Research Lab University Design Challenge by designing a cooling apparatus to wear in hot climates
  • Designing prostheses or biomedical devices such as the Jaipur foot or a prosthetic knee joint
  • Working alongside faculty in state-of-the-art facilities including the Microfluidic and Interfacial Transport lab, Advanced Automotive Engine lab, Advanced Space Propulsion lab, and the Skeletal Tissue Mechanics and Mechanotransduction lab.

Get a job like:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Test engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Application engineer

Work for companies like:

  • Automotive companies
  • Caterpillar
  • GE
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Polaris Industries

Learn more about mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech!