The Mechanical Engineering Department is located in Spencer Laboratory, within the College of Engineering cluster on the main campus of the University of Delaware. Spencer Lab was built in 1983 and provides more than 69,000 square feet of laboratory and office space. The facility houses specialized laboratories for a wide range of teaching and research functions—from applied mechanics, robotics, air pollution, combustion, and materials processing to computational and experimental fluid mechanics and impact physics. Computers and software are available to support numerically intensive research and coursework for both undergraduate and graduate level activities and to provide information exchange services for departmental coursework, research and administration. In addition, all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Delaware are eligible to work in the student machine shop.
Shared facilities associated with or used by the department include: