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
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- WPI Receives $7.4M Award from Amy Research Lab
- WPI is Lead Institution on $7.4 Million Project Funded by the U.S. Army The research is aimed at designing more durable and cost-effective lightweight metals for vehicles. >
- WPI Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards In all, 16 faculty members have been promoted and/or tenured, while two professors of practice have been reappointed. >
- WPI's Metal Processing Institute is a Core Facility for a National Manufacturing Innovation Institute White House announces the new $148 million initiative. >
- WPI Announces $2.5M Training Grant Program will bolster dozens of high schools with machining programs; also, WPI students will train long-term unemployed. >
- GRAD 2014 Registration Deadline is Feb. 24 Sign up now for this annual graduate research poster celebration and competition. >
- Professor Jamal Yagoobi Named 2014 IEEE Fellow Professor Jamal Yagoobi, George I. Alden Professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at WPI, in recognition for his outstanding record of accomplishments and his contributions to electrohydrodynamics, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2014 >
- WPI Biomedical Engineering Professor Elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Only about 2 percent ASME members achieve the fellow grade. >
- The Purdue University, School of Materials Engineering selects Dr. Richard Sisson as an Outstanding Materials Engineer WPI Professor Richard Sisson has been chosen as one of three Outstanding Materials Engineer award winners for 2014 >
- WPI Senior Timothy Grupp Honored as Top Air Force ROTC Cadet in the Northeast He is known on campus as a “Renaissance man.” >
- Looking for Tomorrow's Power Source? Go Fly a (Underwater) Kite David Olinger receives NSF award to study using kites to generate electricity from tides and currents. >
- WPI to Host International Conference on Engineering Design Graphics Education Industry workshops on Oct. 20 are open to the public. >
- Using a Robot to Significantly Improve the Treatment of Brain Cancer Is the Aim of a $3 Million NIH Award System will destroy tumors and spare surrounding tissue. >
- Diana Lados Receives International Honor for Seminal Contributions to Structural Integrity Presented by the World Academy of Structural Integrity. >