About The Mechanical Engineering Programs


The Stevens family were pioneer engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs whose achievements molded American society and mechanical engineering. Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 by a bequest in the will of Edwin A. Stevens, son of Colonel John Stevens III. The original trustees determined that Stevens should have a single, rigorous engineering curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree they designated "Mechanical Engineer."

Experiential Learning

The Mechanical Engineering curriculum is unique in its structure and offers students experiential learning every semester in the form of the Stevens Design Spine. The department believes that design differentiates engineering from other technical disciplines and has established its central role in the learning process.

Departmental Research

Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering work closely with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students on influential and critical research areas  such as sustainable energy, fluid systems, materials, design and manufacturing, nanotechnology and robotics.

Faculty Spotlight

Department of Mechanical Engineering News

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Stevens Launches Space Program

At long last, Stevens is in space. After seven years of developing rocketry and aerospace experiments, Stevens Institute of Technology has an official space program. The new program…

Engineering New Solutions

Last November, Stevens Institute of Technology unveiled and dedicated the three-story ABS Engineering Center, enabled by the generous support of the Houston-based American Bureau…

Contact Us

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Location On Campus

Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Contact Types

p. (201) 216-8593

Department Leaders

Dr. Frank T. Fisher Associate Professor & Interim Department Chair
Dr. Sven K. Esche Associate Professor, Associate Department Director, and Director of Graduate Programs