About MechE

Mechanical engineering was one of the original courses of study offered when classes began at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1865. Today, the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) comprises seven principal research areas:

  • Mechanics: modeling, experimentation and computation
  • Design, manufacturing, and product development
  • Controls, instrumentation, and robotics
  • Energy science and engineering
  • Ocean science and engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Nano/micro science and technology

Each of these disciplines encompasses several laboratories and academic programs that foster modeling, analysis, computation, and experimentation. MechE educational programs remain leading-edge by providing in-depth instruction in engineering principles and unparalleled opportunities for students to apply their knowledge.

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Contact MechE

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 3-173
Cambridge, MA 02139
E-mail: mecheconnects@mit.edu