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 is ranked 22nd out of nearly 150 such programs in the nation. 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:
- Design and dynamic systems
- Energy thermo-fluids
- 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
- For the last twenty-eight consecutive years, our mechanical engineering department has ranked among the top eight programs nationally in terms of number of degrees granted—an excellent measure of the sustained quality of our 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-powered grain processor to be used in Africa, a fuel-metering system for use in fuel-blend studies, a low-cost (under $10) easy-to-use leg 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 satellite took first place in the 2011 University Nanosat Program competition—our winning satellite will be launched into orbit in 2013.
- Our state-of-the-art facilities include Microfluidic and Interfacial Transport, Advanced Automotive Engine, Advanced Space Propulsion, and Skeletal Tissue Mechanics and Mechanotransduction Labs.
- 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.