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About Mechanical Engineering

Find out what UMass Lowell Mechanical Engineering research is all about!

The Mechanical Engineering Department is currently the largest department in the Francis College of Engineering, and is poised for many more exciting changes, as well as continued success, in the years to come.

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers an extensive range of graduate and undergraduate programs. Our undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:

There are approximately 850 undergraduate and over 125 graduate students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Within the Department are 30 full-time faculty members with distinguished academic, research and industrial backgrounds.

ME Brochure Covers 2018

Learn more about our Mechanical Engineering department by viewing our brochures. 2017 (pdf) / 2018 (pdf)

Mechanical Engineering faculty are award-winning researchers and dedicated academics with the highest level of commitment to providing their students with a quality education and rewarding experience at UMass Lowell.

Our Mechanical Engineering students have been demonstrating their outstanding abilities by participating in and winning national design and graduate competitions in the community.

We are committed to providing students with the highest-quality learning relevant to the needs of industry and society. Our undergraduate program is based on a Design-Build-Test methodology, where students spend time in the labs and Makerspace actually building and testing their theoretical designs.

The Mechanical Engineering Department has a history of producing graduates that immediately contribute to the workforce upon graduation.

UML’s Design-Build-Fly (DBF) Team in Tucson AZ

UMass Lowell’s Design-Build-Fly (DBF) Team in Tucson, AZ, finished 19th out of 95 university teams in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual DBF Competition.

Our location in the innovation and technology hub of the Merrimack Valley creates a unique opportunity for both students and faculty to collaborate with local industry leaders through research, the Co-Op Program, and more.

The Mechanical Engineering Department is also home to several well-established, internationally renowned research laboratories and centers.