Undergraduate Education

ME Building in spring

A degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota prepares students for rewarding careers in industry and for graduate work — with a 98.3% placement rate.

When you study mechanical engineering, a strong background in mathematics, physics and chemistry is balanced with courses in engineering science and applied engineering. The department offers several elective and cross-disciplinary programs that provide further in-depth study in designated areas of the profession. These include: system design and control; manufacturing engineering; computer-aided design; thermodynamics and heat transfer; environmental engineering; power and propulsion; materials engineering; bioengineering; and mechanical-electrical engineering.


The Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
See more about the ME Program's Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes.

2020 Senior Design Show

Online platform for Senior Design Show 2020

Our Senior Design Show is now open to the public! This year, we've pivoted to an online platform: Flipgrid. Want to see what the 2020 design teams came up with? Email meinfo@umn.edu to get the URL and password. You'll see videos from each team, questions from our judges, and the team's response.

Congratulations to all the hard-working engineers whose creative designs make up this year's Senior Design Show! 🎓

At the Top of Her Game

 

Mechanical engineering helps you get ahead. ME undergraduate student and Minnesota Hockey player Emily Brown says her studies have given her "an unfair advantage" on the ice.

 

CSE Student Groups Housed in ME

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ASHRAE — American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

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ASME — American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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Gopher Motorsports — UMN Formula SAE

ME Undergrad News

ME Undergrad News

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Why Choose ME?

$230K+

in scholarships awarded to ME undergrads in 2018-2019

$65,900

average starting salary for ME graduates

18:1

student to faculty ratio

5

CSE student groups housed in ME