Join the Mechanical Engineers Who are Changing the World
It’s not an overstatement to say that mechanical engineers are changing the world. These dedicated professionals continue to push the boundaries of what is physically possible in order to produce safer, cheaper, and more efficient machines— from aircraft carriers to household appliances.
WPI’s Mechanical Engineering department provides students with a solid foundation in the engineering sciences and a strong grounding in practical, problem-solving skills. This combined approach, along with hands-on project experiences, makes WPI graduates ready and able to hit the ground running and add value from the very start of their careers.
Concentration areas within the program include:
- Engineering mechanics
- Materials science and engineering
- Mechanical design
- Thermal-fluid engineering
Engineering Sturdier Gears for Windmills
Wind turbines are expected to produce electricity. But the quality of their design and manufacture is a key factor in their efficiency and dependability.
- NSF Funds Efforts to Establish Center Aimed at Making Industrial Drying More Efficient and Sustainable WPI is the lead institution for the Center for Advanced Research in Drying. >
- Aerospace Engineering Team is Top U.S. Team and 4th Overall at SAE International Competition A team of four WPI AE students earned a fourth-place finish in the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West Competition. The event invites international collegiate teams to conceive, design, and build a radio controlled aircraft that can take off and land while carrying the maximum cargo. Learn more... >
- Dr. Onal joins WPI as Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
- Diana Lados Receives ASM Silver Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Materials Science Lados is honored for developing and implementing a new integrative materials design paradigm. >
- WPI Welcomes 20 New Educators and Researchers to its Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Ranks They constitute one of the largest and most accomplished entering faculty classes in WPI's history. >