Undergraduate Admissions

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering students working in a lab.

Drive innovation.

Design, build, and test products that solve challenges, in a program that ranks in the top 20 nationally for bachelor’s degrees awarded (like it has for 30 years), with a 98 percent job placement rate.

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.

Experiment with real-world applications alongside faculty, in 50,000 square feet and 12 stories of department labs and computer centers. Build an understanding of core engineering principles early on.

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.

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Quality engineering
  • Test engineering
  • Design engineering
  • Application engineering

Huskies Get Hired By:

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

Learn more about mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech!