Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering ranges from basic research to product development to marketing launches of products that make life better every day. From transportation (trains, planes, automobiles) to entertainment (TVs, earbuds, gameplayers), from computers to the products you use routinely in life—these things were made possible by mechanical engineers. Are you curious about how to build safer and more efficient cars? Or how to make smaller machines than we have ever built before? Or about how to replace old, polluting, expensive energy systems with clean, reliable, sustainable energy systems? Then you are curious about mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering deals with the development of machinery and tools and provides graduates with one of the broadest skill sets in engineering.


Herff prepares our students for careers ranging from transportation to aerospace and defense to manufacturing and processing. Many mechanical engineers work in professional office settings. Many also frequently visit worksites, work in production environments and even travel around the world. Our graduates work for companies, the government and not-for-profits in a wide variety of roles, including research, development, design, testing and marketing. Many become leaders.



Herff is home to 240 undergrad ME majors.


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38 exceptional graduate-level students.


The Herff Mechanical Engineering program offers seven areas of unique emphasis: brittle material failure
prediction, computational fluid dynamics, biomaterials, cryogenic propellant management, mechanical
transmission of power, packaging and sustainable technologies.


You will find two Outstanding Research Institutes & Centers in our ME program: Computational Research on Materials Institute, and Center for Biofuel Energy and Sustainable Energy Systems.


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