University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Education

A Bachelor's of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota prepares students for rewarding careers in industry and for graduate work. A strong background in mathematics, physics and chemistry is balanced with courses in engineering science and applied engineering.The Department offers several elective and cross-disciplinary programs that provide further in-depth study in designated areas of the profession. These include: system design and control; manufacturing engineering; computer-aided design; thermodynamics and heat transfer; environmental engineering; power and propulsion; materials engineering; bioengineering; and mechanical-electrical engineering.

The Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Throughout the year, students also participate in collegiate, national and international competitions that provide real-life experience in research, development and design. Check out the Student Groups web page for information about the Solar Vehicle Project, Gopher Motorsports Formula Car Projects, and other extracurricular activities.