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The Mechanical Engineering department offers a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in manufacturing: the transformation of raw materials into useful products through the use of the most effective methods.

Manufacturing engineers determine the equipment, tools, and processes required to convert the design of a product into reality. They apply analytical skills to discover the optimal combination of machinery, materials, and methods needed to keep production costs and time low.

Mechanical engineers design and develop anything that can be thought of as a machine, as well as the tools and processes necessary to make man-made products. Encompassing a wide range of fields, the discipline includes the study of energy transformations, manufacturing, mechanical systems, and material science.

With a degree in mechanical engineering, you'll have the ability to work in a diverse range of careers including scientific research, product manufacturing, product design, power generation, military analysis, and operations of complex systems such as nuclear reactors. Mechanical engineers are also increasingly finding opportunities in medical research fields and in biofuel applications.

Place yourself at the forefront of developing technologies by earning a BS in mechanical engineering.

Our program emphasizes hands-on education by providing small lab sections and lab and computer facilities dedicated to undergraduate teaching.

You'll choose from courses in manufacturing, materials science, design, fluid mechanics, control theory, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and robotics. The culmination of your work will be your senior project, which allows you to solve real-life engineering problems.

For the BS in mechanical engineering, you'll complete 40 credits in mechanical engineering courses and a total of 123 credits overall.

With the minor in mechanical engineering, you have the option to specialize in controls, design, manufacturing, and thermal sciences—or you may choose an open path of studies.

For the minor, you'll complete 20 to 22 credits.

Student Success

BS in Mechanical Engineering - Semirah Dolan '18 outside eBay sign
Semirah Dolan '18

Internship at eBay was a "priceless opportunity" to work with Silicon Valley engineers.


  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • KVH Industries
  • MicroMagnetics
  • Mass Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Army

Career placements

  • Altair ProductDesign Inc.
  • Applied Materials
  • Bio-Detek
  • Bose Corporation
  • Boston Engineering Corporation
  • GE Aviation
  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Hasbro
  • Heat Transfer Products, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Raytheon
  • Siemens Industry Inc.
  • Texas Instruments
  • Zachry Nuclear Engineering

UMassD advantages

  • Capstone projects: most senior engineering students work in small teams on real-world, industry-specific challenges that demand analysis, proposals, prototypes, and solutions
  • Experience: participate in co-op and internship programs to gain valuable experience with regional industries, often while also earning money for college
  • Community: join organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and Engineers Without Borders
  • New initiatives: collaborate, create, and explore at our IDEAStudio and the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research
  • Honors College: take advanced courses, pursue research, and be part of a community of scholars
  • Study Abroad: earn academic credits and gain a global perspective on your field
  • Undergraduate Research: faculty work with students on cutting-edge research projects
  • University Studies: gain the benefit of a broad university education to enhance your knowledge and skills

Manufacturing Faculty

Afsoon Amirzadeh Goghari
Amit Tandon
Amit Tandon
Banafsheh Seyedaghazadeh
Caiwei Shen
Hangjian Ling
Hamed Samandari
Jun Li
Kihan Park
Mehdi Raessi
Sankha Bhowmick
Vijaya Chalivendra
Wenzhen Huang