Learn how to design, develop and maintain systems with moving parts
Mechanical engineers design cars and aircraft, build robots used in manufacturing, research new ways of producing energy, design biologically inspired engineering systems and manipulate nanomaterials to make structures stronger.
With a mechanical engineering degree, you can work in almost any industry. That could be automotive, aerospace, construction, manufacturing, energy production and conservation, environmental and other fields. Or you could pursue a career in law, medicine and finance.
A recent grad, Olivia encourages students to get hands on experience while in school. She had work placements with Tesla, Raytheon and SpaceX along with undergrad research work – and says that’s what potential employers asked her about. She’s now got a full-time job with SpaceX!
What you’ll find at Ole Miss
With our mechanical engineering program, you’ll have access to:
- Wide-ranging courses – you’ll learn about thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials, design, mechatronics, robotics, laboratory diagnostics and more.
- State-of-the-art computer laboratories in our newly constructed and renovated space.
- Engaged students – who participate, and win, design competitions sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
- Undergraduate research – you can pursue work in your area of interest, leading towards publication and conference presentations.
And, many of our mechanical engineering students participate in the highly competitive Center for Manufacturing Excellence.