Mechanical engineers use their creativity and passion to develop vital solutions. They tackle problems in diverse areas, including energy, mobility, and space exploration. Other areas include health care, hunger, and global warming.
Earn your bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech. Our supportive learning environment provides many possibilities for your future. Benefit from individual attention and guidance. Experience hands-on learning in our classrooms and labs. Dive into life-changing projects here at home and around the world.
Tomorrow Needs Mechanical Engineering
As a mechanical engineer you will design sustainable components, machines, and systems. You’ll analyze your designs using the principles of motion, energy, and force, to ensure safety, efficiency and reliability. You’ll incorporate digital engineering—big data, AI, machine learning, and industry 4.0 principles.
You’ll also design your career. Mechanical engineering pathways are far-reaching, and include:
- Developing safe and reliable electric and autonomous vehicles
- Making cooling systems more affordable and sustainable
- Building advanced nanosatellites smaller than a deck of cards
- Inventing an ultrasonic device to protect dolphins from fishing nets
- Designing a microprobe for use under a scanning electron microscope
- Creating new materials for prosthetic limbs using nanotechnology
- Harnessing alternative energy—including solar, wind, hydrogen and ocean waves
At Michigan Tech our strong industry partnerships and programs make all the difference. Collaborate with industry on real engineering problems through Enterprise and Senior Design. Distinguish yourself with industry co-ops and internships. Employers will value your ability to perform on the job from day one.
Engineering Enterprise Concentration
You can pursue an Enterprise concentration by taking part in Michigan Tech's award-winning Enterprise program. It's a great way to enhance your undergraduate degree. Enterprise is when students work in teams on real projects, with real clients, in an environment that's more like a business than a classroom. Choose from among 25 Enterprise teams on campus to invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. Tackle real-world design projects for industry sponsors or take part in a national competition (or both). This concentration adds courses in business and entrepreneurship.
The aerospace engineering minor pairs with Michigan Tech’s award-winning Aerospace Enterprise. Prepare for a career in aerospace engineering through coursework in structures, materials, gas dynamics, space science, and orbital mechanics. Michigan Tech students have 3 student-built satellites. Oculus is now in orbit, launched by the US Department of Defense. Stratus and Auris are now in the works, funded by NASA and the Air Force Research Lab.
My Story: Sophie Bollin, MTUengineer
Michigan Tech was honestly my dream school. I knew I wanted to work in the automotive or related industries and Tech had great opportunities to work in these fields. They also had one of the best mechanical engineering programs, so for me it was a perfect fit.