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Department of

Mechanical Engineering

Student Research Spotlight

Graduate student Sivana Torres is applying high-speed optical imaging to measure explosively-driven fracture in acrylic samples in support of a project for Sandia National Laboratories. Sivana is studying toward a PhD in Mechanical Engineering while working in Dr. Michael Hargather's Research Laboratory.

The NMT Mechanical Engineering Design Clinic end of year poster session will happen as part of the Student Research Symposium Thursday April 20th 3-5pm at the NMT Library.

Watch Student Project Teaser Videos

 Department News

The ThunderDrone
Skeen Library’s VR/AR & Drone Room

Located on the second floor of the Skeen Library, the VR/AR Drone room is equipped with multiple levels of innovative technology meant to enhance the learning and research experience of all students.

Best Accredited Colleges
NMT Ranked No2. Best B.S. Mechanical Degree

Best Accredited Colleges recently ranked NMT No. 2 on the list of Best Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree Programs.

Dr. Ostergren
Departmental Retrospective from Dr. Ostergren

Dr. Ostergren provided information during a virtual interview, reflecting on his time in the department.

Best MS
M.S. Ranked 2nd Best Value

Mechanical Engineering M.S. Program Ranked #2 in Best Masters Programs in 2021

Robot Combat Competition

The Mech Eng Dept. will be holding a robot combat competition that will take place multiple times each year, click here for more information

Degrees Offered

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers an Undergraduate Bachelor of Science as well as Graduate Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Master of Engineering degrees.

 The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 

 Dept. Accreditation Information Univ. Accreditation Information

Enrollment & Graduation Information

We invite you to arrange a one-on-one virtual admission visit, or email a Mechanical Engineering Faculty Advisor.

   Contact UG Faculty Advisor  Contact Grad Advisor

 Our program and student success is driven by the two-year design clinic program which offers students the opportunity to work on real-world engineering problems with projects sponsored by industries, government agencies, and national laboratories.  The design projects span a wide range of interests and topics including robotics, auto-mechanics, prosthetics, and aerospace engineering. 


Student Clubs

Students are actively involved in clubs and professional societies, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

Dept Background

Our ME faculty specialize in subject areas including Design, Fluids, Solid Mechanics, Controls, and Energetics.  Faculty conduct state of the art research in their respective specialization, which translates to the classroom as application driven coursework.

Faculty Listing

Our department appreciates and values continued interactions with our alumni and friends.  If you want to visit us, please feel free to contact the department staff to schedule a tour or a visit.  Also if you would like to donate to the department you can do so here: Donate to Mechanical Engineering