Nearly all objects created by humans have some mechanical engineering input, from a streamlined skateboard to an advanced spacecraft, an artificial heart or a miniature robot. Mechanical engineers design and build machines and devices of all types. The Mechanical Engineering Program provides a modern mechanical engineering education with focus in engineering decision-making; foundations of mathematics, physical science, engineering science and design; and an appreciation of societal impact of engineering practice. The curriculum, which culminates with the senior design project, gives students a background that can be immediately applied to an engineering career or expanded by more advanced education in other engineering or diverse other fields. Many UVM engineering graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in fields such as law, medicine and business administration, as well as more advanced study in engineering. Explore mechanical engineering.
Mechanical engineering spans the broadest spectrum of engineering activities — from concept and design, through manufacturing and maintenance of all kinds of products and systems.
Promoting access to professional organizations
We're the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, with 130,000+ members in 151 countries. Promoting engineering and allied sciences around the globe. Check us out on Facebook!
Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO)
We are a student run group that works for the advocacy, research, and development of alternative energy drive systems.
Friendly competition raises the bar for student skills
Baja is an international collegiate competition series hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Senior Experience in Engineering Design (SEED): Addressing big problems in small groups
Seniors in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (EBE) and Mechanical Engineering programs work in teams to address complex and multidisciplinary problems through a SEED Project. SEED projects originate from companies, non-profits, faculty members and students. Visit the SEED Project page to learn more about previous projects and how you participate in the program as a student, faculty or Project Sponsor.