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.

Faculty Spotlight

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.

Department of Mechanical Engineering News

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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…

Robust Robotics For a Safer World

Robots have come to play important roles in defense and manufacture, but autonomous robots that learn in real time and apply that knowledge in the field remain a work in progress…

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 Director
Dr. Sven K. Esche Associate Professor, Associate Department Director, and Director of Graduate Programs