Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering ranges from basic research and product development to marketing launches of products that make life better every day. Transportation (trains, planes, automobiles), entertainment devices (TVs, earbuds, gameplayers), computers and various other routine daily products are things that 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 how to replace old, polluting, expensive energy systems with clean, reliable, sustainable ones? Then mechanical engineering is for you. Mechanical engineering deals with the development of machinery and tools and provides graduates with one of the broadest skill sets in engineering.


Herff prepares students for careers in a variety of industries from transportation to aerospace and defense to manufacturing and processing. Mechanical engineers work in professional office settings, frequently visit worksites, work in production environments and even travel around the world. They work for companies, government and not-for-profits in a wide variety of roles, including leadership, research, development, design, testing and marketing. 



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.