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'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