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Department of

Mechanical Engineering

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Student Research Spotlight

Graduate student Sivana Torres is applying high-speed optical imaging to measure explosively-driven fracture in acrylic samples in support of a project for Sandia National Laboratories. Sivana is studying toward a PhD in Mechanical Engineering while working in Dr. Michael Hargather's Research Laboratory.

 Department News

Weir Hall
Mechanical Engineering Ranked #26 Nationally

NMT Mechanical Engineering Department has been ranked #26 nationally by College Choice.

Best MS
M.S. Mechanical Ranked Second Best Value in the Country

Mechanical Engineering M.S. Program Ranked #2 in Best Masters Programs in 2021

Robot Combat Competition

The Mech Eng Dept. will be holding a robot combat competition that will take place multiple times each year, click here for more information

Moon Boots!
Moon Boots!

Moon Boot Research Featured in "Leonard David's Inside Outer Space"

ACORN Project Collaboration

ACORN Project Collaboration with Sandia National Labs

Degrees Offered

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers an Undergraduate Bachelor of Science as well as Graduate Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Master of Engineering degrees.

 The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 

We invite you to arrange a one-on-one virtual admission visit, or email a Mechanical Engineering Faculty Advisor.

  SCHEDULE An Admissions Visit Contact UG Faculty Advisor  Contact Grad Advisor

 Our program and student success is driven by the two-year design clinic program which offers students the opportunity to work on real-world engineering problems with projects sponsored by industries, government agencies, and national laboratories.  The design projects span a wide range of interests and topics including robotics, auto-mechanics, prosthetics, and aerospace engineering. 


Student Clubs

Students are actively involved in clubs and professional societies, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).


Dept Background

Our ME faculty specialize in subject areas including Design, Fluids, Solid Mechanics, Controls, and Energetics.  Faculty conduct state of the art research in their respective specialization, which translates to the classroom as application driven coursework.

Faculty Listing

Our department appreciates and values continued interactions with our alumni and friends.  If you want to visit us, please feel free to contact the department staff to schedule a tour or a visit.  Also if you would like to donate to the department you can do so here: Donate to Mechanical Engineering