Diverse Sea Creatures Evolved to Reach Same Swimming Solution
The Persian carpet flatworm and black ghost knifefish look nothing alike, but a new study from Northwestern engineers shows both creatures evolved to swim with elongated fins using the same mechanical motion that optimizes their speed, helping them to survive. read more
ME Members Develop Portable Oscilloscope amd Function Generator
ME members undertake a successful Kickstarter campaign to develop an inexpensive portable oscilloscope and function generatorRead More and Support!
Keten Receives Navy's Young Investigator Award
One of 36 to receive this year’s award, Keten was selected based on merit and potential breakthrough advances for the Navy and Marine Corps.read more
Bringing Texture to your Flat Touchscreen
Model of ‘virtual bumps’ could lead to feeling a keyboard on your touchscreen read more
Walter Herbst honored for outstanding teaching
Mechanical Engineering Professor Walter Herbst was honored with a University Teaching Awardread more
Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering masterpieces of the future will require mechanical engineers to reach beyond the traditional knowledge of the field. To be truly innovative, they will need to integrate aspects of other disciplines into their education, using nanomaterials, rapid prototyping, molecular rotors, biomechanic interfaces, and more. Building on the core disciplines of mechanical engineering, our department focuses on the following strategic areas: design, nano/microscience technology, biosystems and health, energy and sustainability, and multiscale simulation.
The department offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate (both PhD and MS degree) levels that provide solid foundations for careers in industry, research, and academia. Here you’ll find all of the advantages of a large university, where world-renowned professors perform state-of-the-art research, while maintaining small class sizes that enable personal attention from faculty.
Current research areas include:
- Virtual design and manufacturing
- Computational solid and fluid mechanics
- Composite materials
- Nondestructive materials characterization and structural reliability
|Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering|
|Combined BS/MS Degree Program|
Also learn more about pursuing:
|Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering|
|PhD in Mechanical Engineering|