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 295 undergrad ME majors.


The Herff Mechanical Engineering program offers ten areas of unique emphasis: additive manufacturing, fatigue and fracture, aerosol engineering, computational fluid dynamics, biomaterials, cryogenic propellant management, computational materials science, wind energy, advanced metals and alloys.


Research laboratories in our ME program: Aerosol Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fatigue and Fracture, Metal Additive Manufacturing.


Click here to visit the Mechanical Engineering department page.