MME - Undergraduate Major


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The B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


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Are you interested in researching, developing, designing, manufacturing and testing mechanical devices such as tools, engines and machines? How about developing power-producing and power-using devices? The exciting field of mechanical engineering also includes nanotechnology, which involves the creation of high-performance materials and components by integrating atoms and molecules.

Because of their training, mechanical engineers are in demand in practically every type of manufacturing operation as well as in research, academic and governmental organizations. Specific assignments involve research and development, design of equipment or systems, supervision of production, plant engineering, administration, sales engineering, the testing and evaluation of machines and entire plants and teaching. Their educational program also prepares them to address current and future problems in areas such as: energy storage, alternative fuels, waste disposal and management, environmental control, more efficient energy conversion methods and biomedical engineering. The Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department is structured into three major academic areas:
  • Thermal-fluid science engineering
  • Systems and design engineering
  • Materials science engineering
From these three major areas, a student can develop an emphasis area of study by utilizing the various technical elective courses in the major academic areas or an emphasis area could be directed toward studies in aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, robotics, biomedical engineering, computational methods, and others depending upon the technical courses available and the interest of the student.



Program Highlights
  • The demand for mechanical engineering graduates is high. Our broad-based education provides opportunities for employment in small or large companies located in any size town or city.
  • Degrees offered include B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.
  • Internship and co-op opportunities are available from state, regional, national and international companies.
  • International study and research experiences are also possible.
  • We offer a wide range of scholarships for students at all levels.


Our Mechanical Engineering majors are prepared for a variety of industries and careers.
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Project Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Materials Analyst
  • Combustion Technician
  • Aerodynamics Researcher
  • New Product Developer
  • Instrumentation Designer
  • Control Systems Specialist

  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Hamilton-Sunstrand
  • Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
  • Kellogg's
  • Pella
  • NASA
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Nestle


The mechanical and materials engineering program is housed in Nebraska Hall. Our facilities include:
  • Design, modeling, measurements and controls laboratories
  • Materials laboratories
  • Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer laboratories
  • Graduate student and staff research laboratories
  • Computer laboratories

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