Mechanical Engineering

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!