Mechanical engineers work on diverse, challenging problems that require the integration of science, engineering, and socio-economic knowledge. They develop solutions to physical problems, question how things work, make things work better, and create ideas for doing things in new and different ways.
As a mechanical engineering student you'll cover a broad scope of topics to prepare you for a successful engineering career. To get an idea about the variety of topics covered and research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SDSU check out this video.
Our faculty and staff work within an environment that
promotes excellence in learning through education and research (graduate as
well as undergraduate). Research
conducted by ME faculty has been funded by numerous funding agencies including NSF (multiple
divisions), NASA, DOE, DOD, AHA, NIST, and DARPA.
Our faculty publish their research in top
journals within their respective fields and are well recognized and cited
within their respective scientific communities. For example, the total
citations for the ME department faculty is close to 26,000 citations, with an average h-index per faculty of more than 18 (data according to Google Scholar as of 1/28/2014).
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of mobile energy (energy storage as applied to automotive industry) starting Fall 2016.
We are very excited to have added two new faculty members to the Mechanical Engineering Department. Please be sure to check out their biographies on the Faculty & Staff page.
Dr. John Abraham has begun as the new Mechanical Engineering Department Chair. We are very excited to have you here!
The SDSU Mechatronics Club placed 1st in the AUVSI and ONR RoboSub Competition - an amazing accomplishment!
Check out the latest news about the new Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex.
We're number 8!
Two ME students - Megan Lacy and Kent Kurashima - were featured as Standout Students in the Class of 2015.
Dr. Ilenia Battiato has received an Early Career Research Program Grant from the Department of Energy.
The SDSU NewsCenter reports that 293 freshmen of the 2014 Freshman Class have chosen Mechanical Engineering as their major.