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

UD grads help GE fly

A team of UD engineering alumni ride the leading edge of jet technology at GE Aviation, working to incorporate ceramic parts into the next generation of massive jetliner power plants.

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Engineering For Fun

Mechanical engineering students at the University of Delaware recently pitched their own inventions to representatives from toy company Melissa and Doug.

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Engineering Discovery Day

November 10, 2018

Presented by the sisters of the Nu Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon, UD’s engineering sorority.

Female high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to attend Engineering Discovery Day.

Participants will learn about what engineering and computer science are, the major fields of engineering, and the ever-growing role women play in STEM fields. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with some of the students, faculty, and facilities of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware.




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

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