Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Studies

Department of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Studies: Where Hands-On Experience Prepares You for Real-World Success

Our flagship undergraduate program combines engineering, science and even the liberal arts to give you a broad spectrum of training and experiences to build your skills, your resume — and a better world.

Whether you’re interested in developing cost-effective unmanned vehicles, new forms of sustainable energy or inventing brand-new materials that control natural phenomena, our department will let you customize your curriculum through a multitude of elective courses, research projects, co-op opportunities and internships that fit your interests.

We'll also equip you with the skills and confidence to be able to communicate the solutions you devise to technical and non-technical audiences alike.

Graduates of our program have been successful in gaining top jobs in industry and admission to the top graduate schools of their choice in the country.

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Real-World Experience and Hands-On Projects

Our department offers a variety of clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities that will help you develop both personally and professionally. Learn more about these opportunities and how Stevens has helped prepare some of our brightest graduates for their futures.

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Senior Design

In Senior Design, the engineering capstone course, you'll work on a year-long collaborative project on a team of three to five students and professional industry mentors to develop innovative design solutions for a host of areas. Read about one interdisciplinary team, who introduced ‘Haptic Hero’ to help make gaming more fun for young people who are visually impaired.

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Clubs and Organizations

The Stevens chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competes in a yearly competition held by SAE, a professional organization that promotes student participation in automotive engineering. The competition, called Baja SAE, encourages young engineers to apply the theory they’ve learned in the classroom to designing, building and testing an off-road vehicle, then racing it in competition with other schools.

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Become A Licensed Engineer

Stevens encourages our undergraduate students to become licensed engineers. Professional engineering licensure is about protecting the general public by demonstrating that you've achieved a level of competence and adhere to safety standards in your field. In order to be licensed, students must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exams.

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Engineering Cooperative Education

Approximately 30% of undergraduate engineering students participate in the Stevens Cooperative Education Program, designed to provide you with real-world experiences that prepare you to connect your academic studies with on-the-job experience, explore career interests and clarify goals. You'll alternate between semesters of full-time work and full-time study in areas related to your academic major and career goals.

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Innovation Expo

Senior design or research projects developed during the capstone course culminate with the annual Innovation Expo, where your projects are displayed and presented to attendees from industry and across campus, and are judged by faculty and leading experts.

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Your Future, Faster: The Accelerated Master's Program

Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables currently enrolled students to apply credits from your undergraduate coursework toward a master’s degree, allowing you to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.

Choose Your Study in a Diverse Array of Related Areas

  • Mechanics and materials

  • Nano- and micro-electrical-mechanical systems 

  • Robotics and autonomous systems

  • Sustainable energy

  • Biomechanics and biomechatronics

  • Additive manufacturing

  • Energy conversion

  • Design and manufacturing

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning

  • Solid mechanics

  • Automatic controls

  • Dynamics

  • Fluid mechanics

  • Machine design

  • Heat transfer

  • Turbomachinery

  • Combustion

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Learn More and Apply

Find out what the School of Engineering and Science has to offer by visiting the Schaefer School's Undergraduate Studies page. Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn about our campus. Ready to take the next step? Learn how to apply below.

Hands-On Mechanical Engineering Research

As a Stevens undergraduate, you'll have numerous opportunities for first-hand participation in exciting and interesting research investigation and experimentation. This common thread of creation and discovery woven into all of our undergraduate programs helps you build research-and-development careers in academia and industry.

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world.