Mechanical engineering spans the broadest spectrum of engineering activities — from concept and design, through manufacturing and maintenance of all kinds of products and systems.

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.

Explore the value of our Accelerated Masters Program

AMPs expose current undergraduate engineering students to engineering research early, CEMS offers three accelerated MS degree programs: in Civil and Environmental Engineering, in Electrical Engineering, and in Mechanical Engineering.

 

Capstone project: Addressing big problems in small groups

Seniors in the Electrical Engineering (EE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) programs work in teams to address complex and multidisciplinary problems through a capstone design project. Capstone projects originate from local companies and/or faculty research projects and are conducted with continuous mentoring by engineers and faculty.

 

 


 

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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.

Baja Race

Friendly competition raises the bar for student skills

Baja is an international collegiate competition series hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers.