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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

Our Research

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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Faculty Research

Plasma oscillations propel breakthroughs in fusion energy

New insights into plasma oscillations are paving the way for improved particle accelerators and commercial fusion energy.

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Research Facilities

The University has many shared resources used by mechanical engineering faculty and students including the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the Center for Optics Manufacturing, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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In the News

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Engineering students put their skills to the test in design capstones

Rochester students invent solutions for project sponsors ranging from major league sports teams to researchers in Costa Rica.

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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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