Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. We pride ourselves on providing an engaging and welcoming environment for all students seeking an engineering education. Student learning is focused around fundamentals of engineering science, experiential learning, and research experiences.

It is a very exciting time in history to be a part of the engineering profession as technological advances are rapidly changing how we interact with each other and the environment. We are strongly committed to maintaining a vibrant culture of scholarship and innovation within the department. A strong design and build component of the curriculum, including 3D printing technology, enables students to bring their most creative ideas to fruition.

Please take some time to explore the many educational and research experiences the Mechanical Engineering Department has to offer. We welcome in-person visitations to showcase the growing excitement we have surrounding the department. While challenges abound, the future holds many exciting opportunities for students and faculty to work collectively for a better tomorrow.

James Klausner
Chairperson and MSU Foundation Professor



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Miniature model of MSU's autonomous car created in 3D


Neil Wright, ME faculty, has co-edited a new book for Springer Publications.

Posted on: Monday, November 19, 2018

Geoff Recktenwald has been selected to participate in the Adams Fellows' program at MSU.

Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Norbert Mueller and Sangeeta Chopra, ICAR,received 2018 PEER Grant

Posted on: Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Astronaut Michael Foale spent time with students from the Department of Mech. Engineering

Posted on: Monday, October 22, 2018

Firas Khasawneh publishes in the Royal Society Journal Proceedings A.

Posted on: Monday, October 22, 2018


Location: 3540 Engineering