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What is Mechanical Engineering?

Design new and better systems, components, and processes

Research Opportunities

Apply the latest software to solve engineering problems

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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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Funding & Awards

Professor Askari wins NSF Quantum Leap grant

August 28, 2019

Advancements in computational power over the past fifty years have mostly relied on shrinking the si ...

Professor Shang wins DOE/NNSA grant to study dynamics of high energy density materials

August 20, 2019

An ongoing challenge in high energy density science is obtaining detailed description ...

Two faculty recognized by DOE as exceptional researchers

August 12, 2019

Two University of Rochester faculty members–Hussein Aluie and Ellen Matson–have been nam ...

Tithof wins major award, defers professorship a year

May 30, 2019

Jeff Tithof is having a very good spring. 

Nils Kingston ’21 riding trails on his mountain bike at Irondequoit Bay near Rochester.

Feature Story

Course management keeps champion skier, biker on his chosen path

Nil Kingston ’21 can thread a mountain bike down a rock- and root-strewn trail with the best of them.

Earlier this month the University of Rochester mechanical engineering major finished in the top 10 in two very different events at a collegiate mountain bike national championship.

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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.


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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