The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Mechanical Engineering

Are you a prospective student interested in designing mechanical solutions to meet societal needs? Starting with physics and mathematical laws, mechanical engineers develop better prosthetic limbs, improved cell-phone batteries, cleaner cars, quieter aircraft engines, advanced wind turbines, and much more.  

Mechanical engineers work in various fields, from biomechanics and machine design to robotics and energy generation. They also figure out how to manufacture these things with new materials at lower cost and less waste and energy. 

As a student in mechanical engineering, you will learn skills such as: 

  • Analysis and design of structural members, statics, strength of materials 
  • Mechanical properties of materials engineering 
  • Probability theory and statistics with emphasis on engineering applications 
  • Modeling, analysis, and simulation of dynamic systems 

Exciting electives to fine-tune your degree include Robotics and Mechatronics; Molecular, Cellular & Tissues Biomechanics; Solar and Windpower Systems; Additive Manufacturing 


97% of our College of Engineering class of 2019 students reported successful career placement within six months of graduation. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of industries, with placements such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Marvell Semiconductors. 


Undergraduate AdmissionsStudent OrganizationsResearch Centers, Institutes, and ProgramsThe College of Engineering Office of Student AffairsEngineering Career Development and Experiential Learning CenterCollege of Engineering Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Contact / Undergraduate Advisor 

The College of Engineering is dedicated to providing personal guidance and mentoring to all students. For information or questions about mechanical engineering, please contact Kevin Romani, academic advisor, at