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Combine creativity with math, science, and engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering?
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Design new and better systems, components, and processes

Research Opportunities
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Apply the latest software to solve engineering problems

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Notice to Prospective Graduate Students

Due to the pandemic’s impact on GRE tests, we will waive the GRE requirement this year for all applicants. Applicants can still choose to submit scores if they wish.

Major & Minor

Pursue a degree or take courses in mechanical engineering.

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Graduate Studies

Graduate work leading to degrees in mechanical engineering and in materials science.

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ME Research

Research includes biomechanics, fusion, materials science, machining, and more.

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Power!! Unlimited Power!!

Judging from her receipt of the 2022 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, Alison Christopherson ‘20, now a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be making major contributions to the quest of achieving “Power!! Unlimited Power” through Inertial Confinement Fusion.

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These are two Hubble space telescope images of the "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle Nebula. The left image captures a visible light view, showing an opaque cloud of gas and dust. On the right, near-infrared light penetrates much of the gas and dust, revealing stars behind the nebula and hidden away inside the pillars. (Images courtesy of NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Project. )

Feature Research

How do magnetic fields affect star formation and high-energy-density lab experiments?

Rochester researchers hope to explain how the fields occur in plasma instabilities.

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14out of over 100

The department was ranked 14th in publications per faculty and 8th in citations per publication, according to a 2010 study by the National Research Council.

200undergraduates

There are approximately 200 undergraduate students (50 per graduating class) and 22 faculty members in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Rochester.

Why MECHe?

All of our mechanical engineering students apply the latest software to problems in the mechanics of solids and fluids, materials science, mechanical systems, and advanced power applications. They also have broad hands-on laboratory and design experience. We offer research opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate students.

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