Undergraduate Program

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, extending across many interdependent specialties. Mechanical engineers enjoy a wide range of opportunities, working in industries and applications including aerospace, air pollution, automotive, and air-conditioning as well as bioengineering, controls, design, and manufacturing – just to name a few. The ME department at UD offers both value and quality education. The department is small enough to facilitate direct contact between faculty and undergraduate students yet large enough to offer a diverse range of options to meet students’ needs. Undergraduate Program Overview >>

Why Major in Mechanical Engineering?

  • Global awareness
  • Creative solutions
  • Connect science to reality
  • Impact safety
  • Sustainable energy
  • Improve human health
  • National security

Graduate Programs

Global, green, and engaged. Our job is not finished until our ideas, our expertise and our people make a real and significant difference in the world. Join us in multidisciplinary research focusing on the most compelling scientific and technical challenges of our age. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers four graduate programs; the Ph.D., a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (thesis or non-thesis), a Graduate Certificate in Composites Manufacturing and Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in Composite Materials. While most incoming graduate students have a degree in mechanical engineering or other closely related fields, our graduate programs are also suitable for students with degrees in such areas as physics or mathematics. Graduate Programs Overview >>

Recent News


June 7-9, 2019

MechE Family Cookout

Friday, June 7th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Spencer Lab Front Lawn

Come join the faculty and staff for a family-friendly Mechanical Engineering cookout on the front lawn of Spencer Lab. We’ll have plenty of food and drinks along with classic lawn games for all to enjoy. We can’t wait to see you and hear about what’s happened since you left UD.

Gearhead White Clay Bike Ride

Saturday, June 8th, 10 a.m. – noon 

Location: Meet out back of Spencer Lab

Join Mechanical Engineering Blue Hens and friends for a fun bike ride! We’ll do an out and back loop from Spencer Lab through scenic White Clay with refreshments after. All ability levels welcome. Please bring a helmet. 

Design Studio Open House Tours 

Saturday, June 8th, 12-4 p.m. 

Location: First Floor of Spencer Lab

Check out what Mechanical Engineering has going on in the newly upgraded Design Studio. The Design Studio is a 5,500 square foot makerspace on the first floor of Spencer Laboratory that includes space for fabrication, collaboration and design validation. Come take a tour during our open house and see why engineering at UD is in high demand.




Students took first place in a national design competition for SimuCath, a device used in Healthcare Theatre. Find out more about our undergraduate program.