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About Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to the mechanical engineering department

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.

Programs of Study

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

In Fall 2020, we launched our new Industrial Engineering program and welcomed our first cohort of undergraduate and graduate students. 

UML’s Design-Build-Fly (DBF) Team in Tucson AZ
UMass Lowell’s Design-Build-Fly (DBF) Team at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual DBF Competition.

Student Success

There are approximately 885 undergraduate and over 160 graduate students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Department. 

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 the Lawrence Lin Makerspace actually building and testing their theoretical designs. 

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

Co-op Education

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 has a history of producing graduates that immediately contribute to the workforce upon graduation.

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

Advanced Research

Within the Department are 33 full-time faculty members with distinguished academic, research and industrial backgrounds. 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.

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