What’s so unique about the MIT MechE spirit? Hear it straight from our students and faculty in this short video.
PhD candidate Thomas Ober discusses his thesis research: the development of a basic tool set and framework for using microfluidic devices to characterize viscoelastic liquids at large deformation rates.
Professor Kripa Varanasi has discovered what causes extreme heating on a surface as water boils and how to prevent it, potentially leading to more efficient power plants.
From eccentric faculty to passionate students, from academic rigor to creative exploration, from classroom innovation to customizable curriculums, a MechE education is a one-of-a-kind combination of uncompromising analysis, practical hands-on experience, and the kind of uninhibited creativity that can only come from real excitement for making and building.
The undergraduate program is compromised of the traditional Course 2 degree, the customizable 2-A degree, and the 2-OE ocean engineering degree.
The graduate program offers 7 master’s degrees and a PhD or ScD, as well as a dual MS/MBA degree and a joint program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
MechE’s approximately 90 postdoctoral scholars are part of a larger community of more than 1,400 postdocs at MIT. They hold doctoral degrees and pursue a program of research and training under the direction of an MIT faculty member.