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Future ME Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the mechanical engineering undergraduate program website at the University of Memphis. Our Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is nationally ranked as a Top Engineering Program by U.S. News and World Report. The undergraduate program is ABET accredited and prepares the students for a successful engineering career in industry or for pursuing research of significant regional and national interest. 

For students interested in University of Memphis, we offer small classes, direct access to faculty, and world-class research. A range of scholarships at the undergraduate level is offered. In addition, our program is designed to maximize credit towards the degree for students interested in transferring to the University of Memphis from both 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. 

Memphis is a vibrant city with a metropolitan population of nearly 1.4 million and major industries in air and land transportation, biomedical and manufacturing industries. The Mechanical Engineering department is the strongest and largest of the mechanical engineering departments in a public institution in the western Tennessee area.  We have 13 full time faculty positions and nearly 300 students in our programs. 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program offers:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Degree
  • An accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM)program, in which a qualified senior can take up to 12 hours of dual undergraduate/graduate credit allowing them to get both BS and MS in 5 years.
  • Opportunities for Cooperative Education (Co-op) and internships.
  • An Honors program that focuses on mentoring of individual students in research.
  • Research opportunities for undergraduates that range from additive manufacturing to energy efficiency/sustainability.
  • Student chapters of national professional organizations, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Research experiences for undergraduate students are supported by a variety of sources such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), and industrial partnerships.

Feel free to contact us directly if you have questions about our mechanical engineering undergraduate program.

Dr. Ali Fatemi
Ring Companies Endowed Professor and Department Chair, Director of Fatigue and Fracture Research Laboratory

Dr. Jeffrey Marchetta
Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator


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