Undergraduate Programs in Mechanical Engineering
Our undergraduate programs combine a broad-based education in the engineering sciences with a strong grounding in quantitative, problem-solving, design, and communications skills. By emphasizing both analytical and creative methods, MechE degree programs give students the broad skill set they need to pursue their goals – whether that’s working as an engineer, founding a company, continuing on to graduate study and research, or going to a professional school to study medicine, business, or law.
Traditional SB degree
Course 2 is a structured program that prepares students for a broad range of career choices in the field of mechanical engineering. It develops the relevant engineering fundamentals, provides experience in their application, and introduces the important methods and techniques of engineering practice.
Customizable SB degree
Course 2-A allows students to combine the essential elements of the traditional mechanical engineering program with study in another, complementary field. Starting with a solid mechanical engineering base, students are able to tailor their curriculum to fit their individual focus.
Course 2-OE: Ocean engineering-focused SB degree
Course 2-OE is a structured program for students who wish to combine a firm foundation in mechanical engineering with a specialization in ocean engineering. The program includes engineering aspects of ocean sciences, ocean exploration, and those related to the utilization and protection of the oceans.
Undergraduate Program News + Media
Ice Bucket Challenge: The MechE Way
Department Head Gang Chen responds to his ALS ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Eight MIT faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Professors Alexander Slocum and Ioannis Yannas, along with alum Ellen Arruda PhD '92, David Boger ’83, Megan Smith ’86, and Mehmet Toner SM ’85 are among the latest members of the NAE.
Meet Some of Our Faculty
Undergraduate Office Contacts
he mission of the MechE Undergraduate Office is to support the department’s undergraduate programs and serve the academic needs of MechE undergraduate students. Come visit us at our office (1-110) for more information, forms, and advice. The UG office is staffed by: