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.