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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Learn to make anything.

Mechanical engineering is essential to the design and manufacture of nearly every product in our modern world. From your first project on the CNC mill in the Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Prototyping Lab to the possibility of designing thermofluid systems for effective energy use in the Microscale Heat Transfer Laboratory or expanding the capabilities of our NASA satellites and seafaring submersibles, you’ll have significant opportunities to put concept into practice, often working at the leading edge of the field.

Whether you get your B.S., Master's, or Ph.D in the department, you’ll develop your creative and technical skills from faculty members who’ve worked for industry giants and have received millions in support of their research.

We train our students to think across disciplines, while also solving very specialized problems. You’ll be prepared to work in research and development, product design, or materials engineering at top firms in and beyond the Bay Area.

Open House for senior design projects is Wednesday, June 7th in the Engineering Quad from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Come and see what our seniors have been working on for the past year! 

Congratulations to our undergraduate MECH students Sydney Thompson '19 and Steven Parks '18 selected as Leavey School of Business Global Fellows:

- Sydney plans to serve underprivileged children, youth and women in the rural areas of Ghana through social enterprise and education; Steven plans to enhance the study of energy economics to support national policies and the utilization of energy resources in Indonesia. See a list of 2017 Global Fellows here: