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Prospective Students

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the responsible development of products, processes, and power, whether at the molecular scale or at the scale of large, complex systems. Mechanical engineering principles and skills are needed at some stage during the conception, design, development, and manufacture of every human-made object with moving parts. Many innovations crucial to our future will have their roots in the world of mass, motion, forces, and energy-the world of mechanical engineers.

Do you Want to Be MechE? Learn more about what it means to be a part of this exciting field of study, and specifically what it means to be a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.


Are you interested in earning A MechE Degree? Find out about the multiple courses of study available in the department, for both undergraduate and graduate students.


If you've decided that you want to be part of MechE at MIT, one of the first things you'll need to know is How To Apply for admission to the department.


For students who need tuition assistance, MIT has options for Financial Support at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


If you have a question, and you're not sure where to look, try browsing through some of the most Frequently Asked Questions by potential applicants.

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