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Department of Mechanical Engineering

As the founding department at Stevens and the home of its very first degree, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is the legacy of our university. 

Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 offering one degree – Mechanical Engineering. Although the number of majors has expanded greatly since then, Stevens’ Department of Mechanical Engineering remains dedicated to traditional broad-based mechanical engineering education while also introducing cutting edge new areas of focus such as robotics and autonomous systems, bioengineering, additive manufacturing, sustainable energy, and micro-nano technology.

The mechanical engineering program at Stevens strives to educate “the complete engineer.” In addition to our emphasis on scientific and engineering proficiency, we instill in our students the values of professionalism, leadership, entrepreneurship, and ethics. Our students also receive extensive training in communication, learning how to effectively present technical information orally, visually and in written form.

Choose Your Path

With a degree the Department of Mechanical Engineering, you will acquire research, design, production, and testing skills that support professional development and success.

Brendan Englot demonstrating an AI-driven underwater mapping robotics system

Learn About Our Research

Mechanical engineering department research efforts focus on interdisciplinary research in areas such as nanotechnology, sustainable engineering, robotics, and biomechanics.

Damiano Zanotto in the wearable robotics lab

We're Hiring

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is hiring for multiple faculty positions in broad areas of mechanical engineering at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. Learn more about our available positions and apply.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering


Edwin A. Stevens Hall


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