The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan reflects the broad aspects of the mechanical engineering field. As exhibited by our internationally recognized leadership from traditional fields such as manufacturing and automotive engineering to new enabling technologies of micro- and nanosystems technology, biomechanics and biomaterials, robotics, batteries, advanced energy systems, and environmentally friendly product design, our mechanical engineers are well positioned for the research, design, development and manufacture of a diverse set of systems and products.

The Mechanical Engineering program provides students with an excellent foundation in the core technical competencies of the discipline: thermal and fluid sciences, solid mechanics and materials, and dynamics and control. Our design and manufacturing and laboratory courses further integrate these topics. In addition, an array of technical electives are offered so students may tailor their mechanical engineering education to best suit their career goals.

There are numerous programs offered to enrich education, such as dual-degrees (ME degree and a second degree from another Engineering program), Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS), the Engineering Global Leadership Program (EGL), study abroad (listed among CoE minors) and Research, Innovation, Service and Entrepreneurship (RISE) projects with ME faculty. Students interested in any of these programs should contact the Mechanical Engineering Academic Services Office.

Students who do well in their undergraduate program are encouraged to consider graduate work and may take some of their electives in preparation for graduate study.

Information and assistance regarding fellowships and assistantships for graduate study may be obtained in the Academic Services Office of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Department Administration

Department Chair

Ellen Arruda, Tim Manganello/BorgWarner Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering; Maria Comninou, Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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