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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Video: Mechanical Engineering - making the world work better

Mechanical engineers design and develop everything you think of as a machine—from an artificial liver to power tools. We design:

  • everything that is mechanical—wheels and axles, airplane bodies, pumps, hard drives, heart-lung machines, and much more
  • systems that produce power and systems that consume power, such as refrigeration equipment, elevators, and loud-speakers
  • all the tools and processes necessary to make an infinite variety of products: from robots that assemble cars to methods for shaping metals and plastics

Mechanical engineering is an extremely broad field, extending from the technology to freeze living tissue to the exploration of ocean currents. Join us in this exciting, challenging, and rewarding profession.

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PhD graduate Shabnam Mohammadshahi in Dr. Ling's lab
Newly minted PhDs receive prestigious post-doc, tenure-track faculty appointments

Two class of 2024 engineering PhD graduates are moving on to highly competitive postdoctoral research and tenure-track faculty positions

Professor Hangjian Ling portrait
Hangjian Ling receives NSF CAREER award

The $505K award provides funding for research and student training in hydrodynamics and marine technology.

Entrance of the NBKRIST campus in India
UMass Dartmouth signs first international accelerated MS degree agreement

International agreement will create an accelerated pathway for MS degree in mechanical engineering with an industrial and systems engineering option

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