Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering educates its students with a broad-based foundation in fundamental engineering principles and liberal arts together with the depth of disciplinary knowledge needed to succeed in a career in mechanical engineering or a related field, including a wide variety of advanced technological and management careers.

ME offers programs leading to the degrees of:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineer in Mechanical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering

Programs at the undergraduate and graduate level provide studies in broad areas of design, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, and thermodynamics. Undergraduate and graduate students work alongside visiting scholars and faculty conducting research to advance the field of mechanical engineering in these areas.

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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.

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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.

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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