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What is mechanical engineering?

Learn what mechanical engineers do in a variety of industries. The deadline to request placement into a major is July 1.

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Diversity, equity & inclusion

The ME department  is committed to recruiting, welcoming and supporting a diverse and multi-faceted population of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff.

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Industry partnerships

We welcome partnerships that augment student educational experiences, propel research innovation and prepare future generations of mechanical engineers.

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Clubs & competitions

ME’s nationally-recognized clubs and competitions provide students a chance to apply and develop their engineering skills and network for their future lives and careers. Many students even choose to center some of their degree requirements around these activities.

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From clubs to careers

ME students, alums and faculty share how clubs can lead to successful careers.

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Ashis Banerjee

Mechanical Engineering and
Industrial & Systems Engineering,
Associate Professor

Ashis Banerjee's research focuses on developing automated decision-making methods for systems including humans, robots, parts and machines to achieve optimal and robust performances. These systems might include controlled micro-bio environments, assembly workstations, warehouses and smart vehicles.

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Human-inspired robotic perception

ME Ph.D. graduate Ekta Samani worked with Ashis Banerjee on research to improve visual perception in autonomous robots.

Samani’s research
#1 the UW’s ranking for most innovative public university in the U.S. by Reuters in 2019
2x national average female undergraduates
#3 source of UW startups
923 new patents filed
since 2012
14 affiliated research centers
$13M annual research funding