Engineer a Bright Future with ME
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.
ME Areas of Research
Combustion & Engines
Biosystems & Bioengineering
Materials & Mechanics
Sensing & Controls
Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
Who Hires our Graduates?
Top 20 companies:
Flint Hills Resources
Ford Motor Company
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 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
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