Mechanical engineers are problem solvers who help industries tackle important challenges such as developing new power and autonomous systems and advanced composite materials, as well as new methods of enhancing productivity and quality in manufacturing.

Mechanical engineering student using unnamed equipment

What Courses Will You Take?

Students in the UMass Lowell mechanical engineering program learn how to apply fundamental principles with competence and sensitivity to meet the needs of industry and society. Our program emphasizes hands-on experience based in the design-build test methodology, in which students have the opportunity to build and test their theoretical designs. Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (, the mechanical engineering program features award-winning researchers and dedicated academics committed to providing students with a high-quality, comprehensive education.

Our students follow a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that provides a solid science and engineering foundation in the fields of mechanics, fluid flow, heat transfer, energy, material science and dynamic systems. In addition, students take relevant courses in the humanities and social sciences.

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Want to switch into a major in the Mechanical Engineering Department from another UML department? View the requirements.

Why Study Mechanical Engineering at UMass Lowell?


Fun Outside the Classroom

Put your learning into practice. Check out some of the fun ways UML students come together. 
Mechanical Engineering professor Chris-Niezrecki showing equipment to a female student

Research Opportunities

Our faculty excel in several primary research areas, including dynamic systems, thermofluid transport, and mechanics and materials.

Students can benefit from learning how to conduct research in one of our 11 faculty-run research labs focusing on energy and sustainability, defense and security, manufacturing and industry, and engineering education. UMass Lowell is also home to several renowned research centers that promote interdisciplinary collaborations in areas such as 3D printing, baseball research, wind energy, nanomanufacturing and robotics.

Mechanical Engineering major Qiana Curcuru standing in front of equipment at iRobot, where she co-oped. Image by Tory Wesnofske

Co-op Program

Our highly successful co-op program allows you to apply your engineering knowledge in the technical job market and develop skills necessary for success after graduation. Since 2010, more than 3,100 students have participated in co-ops at a wide variety of high-tech and industrial companies.

A female student works with a baseball bat in the Mechanical Engineering bat lab.

Bachelor’s-to-Master's Program

Get on the fast track to an advanced degree with our combined B.S.E./M.S.E. program. 

• Available to juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better
• Offers a continuous, coordinated sequence of courses
• Reduced credit-hour requirements can save you time and money

If you meet all the requirements, you can earn a B.S.E. at the end of your fourth year and an M.S.E. at the end of your fifth year. 

Mechanical engineering Ph.D. student, Siddharth Dev using unnamed equipment and a beaker that is glowing

What can you do with a degree in mechanical engineering?

Our program produces successful mechanical engineers who have the skills and flexibility necessary to thrive in a variety of fields. UMass Lowell’s mechanical engineering graduates are in high demand, with 88 percent landing jobs or being accepted into graduate programs within six months of graduation. 

Alumni of our program have worked at:

  • Apple
  • Bose Corp.
  • CNC Software Inc.
  • ECM Global Measurement Solutions
  • Ford
  • Gibson Engineering
  • Hutchinson Aerospace & Industry Inc.
  • KLEENLine Corp.
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Metso Automation USA Inc.
  • Micron Products Inc.
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
  • UPS