What’s so unique about the MIT MechE spirit? Hear it straight from our students and faculty in this short video.
Mechanical engineering students at MIT get hands-on experience conducting a research study from start to finish during Course 2.671’s “Go Forth and Measure Project.” Students are given the freedom to research a topic that interests them – from gummy bears to heart rate and exploding pumpkins.
Researchers including Professor Rohit Karnik and graduate student Emily Hanhauser developed a device which absorbs trace contaminants in water and preserves them in a dry state so the samples can be mailed easily.
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.