Undergraduate Education

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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.

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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


ASME — American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Gopher Motorsports — UMN Formula SAE

ME Undergrad News

ME Undergrad News

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Why Choose ME?


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CSE student groups housed in ME