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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Congratulations to Dr. George Youssef on being awarded a 2016 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Fellowship
ME Professor, Dr. Kee Moon is one of the PIs on a $10M NIH award entitled "Building Capacity and Infrastructure for Population Health and Health Disparities Research at San Diego State University".
Dr.George Youssef has been selected as one of the
2016 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Ralph R. Teetor Award winners.
Our own Dr. Miller has had his work featured in American Scientist. Pick up a copy to learn more about his research!
The BMES invites you to their first seminar as an offical chapter at SDSU! Join them Friday, December 4 in the SDSU Bioscience Center from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Illenia Battiato, who has been one of the 44 scientists from across the nation selected by the U.S Department of Energy's Office of Science to receive funding as part of DOE' s Early Career Reseacrh Program.
The SDSU NewsCenter reports that 293 freshmen of the 2014 Freshman Class have chosen Mechanical Engineering as their major.
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