Future Undergrads

Engineer a Bright Future with ME

Chris Hogan and student

What is mechanical engineering?

ME has a broad range of career opportunities such as energy, human health, environment, and transportation.

  • ME impacts solar energy, wind energy, engines, turbines, building energy (HVAC) systems, biofuels and fluid power.
  • ME comprises key team members designing biomedical systems and devices, handicap assists, artificial tissues, and new devices for diagnosing and treating diseases.
  • ME works to control health hazards attributable to particles in the atmosphere such as air pollution.
  • ME develops new vehicle technologies to increase driver safety and improve energy efficiency.
Studen in ME lab making adjustments to a machine

ME Areas of Research

Particle Technology

Combustion & Engines

Biosystems & Bioengineering

Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Power

Materials & Mechanics

Plasmas

Sensing & Controls

Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer

 

Who Hires our Graduates?

Top 20 companies:
3M
Abbott
Andersen Corporation
Boston Scientific
Cargill
Collins Aerospace
Daiken Applied
Eaton
Emanuelson-Podas
Emerson
Flint Hills Resources
Ford Motor Company
Graco
Honeywell
Ingersoll-Rand
Medtronic
PaR Systems
Polaris
RFA Engineering
Tesla

Female student working in ME lab

"I am proud to call myself #UMDriven because it places me in a community of intelligent, creative, and inspiring individuals that continually push me to reach my potential."

ME undergraduate Celia Gonzalez, President of She is ME

"I'm proud to be learning and growing as an engineer at the University of Minnesota, a community that values cultural diversity and creativity as much as I do."

ME undergraduate Jason Salseg, transfer student, ME Co-op participant

"I chose ME as a career change, as it matched my experience and passion. The professors helped ease my transition utilizing a wide variety of real-world events in their lessons. This, along with numerous student groups and workshops on campus, made it a truly fulfilling experience."

Javier Martinez, transfer student, ME Co-op participant

ME Student Services Office

Room 1120, Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-5842
meundergrad@umn.edu