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

Why Major in Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest engineering programs at the University of Delaware. Tracing its roots back to 1891, with the first degrees awarded in 1895, the Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. All courses are taught by faculty committed to academic excellence that leads students toward rewarding careers in today's global arena.

Because mechanical engineers have such broad exposure to design, technology and its development, they are often drawn into business, financial, or legal aspects of technology. With a degree in mechanical engineering, you can also work in one of the many exciting jobs in industry, such as aerospace, air pollution, automotive, air conditioning, bioengineering, chemicals, composites, controls and design.

Biomechanical Engineering:

Be a leader in solving biomechanical problems. The human body is a mechanical system that contains fluid flow, structural mechanics and evolving components—all central concepts in mechanical engineering.

Clean Energy:

Develop new, clean and sustainable energy sources through novel energy conversion techniques, alternative energy storage methods and fuel-efficient vehicles, among other traditional methods of energy conversion.

Clean Environment:

Reduce pollution through understanding transport and transformation of pollutants using mechanical engineering fundamentals such as fluid mechanics.


Link fundamental science to engineering solutions by identifying human needs and leveraging science to create new products that can shape a better world.


Understand how materials respond, then use this information to optimally design everything from airplanes to artificial joint replacements using composite and advanced materials, nanotechnology and creative ingenuity.

Robotics & Control:

Construct sophisticated robotic devices that, via advanced control systems, help humans in a multitude of situations, such as manufacturing plants, rescue squads, military operations and rehabilitation devices.

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