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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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Faculty positions available

Explore opportunities to join a collaborative and innovative faculty.

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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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Husky experience

Husky 100

Congrats to Carrie Lin for being selected for the 2024 Husky 100, which recognizes 100 undergrads and graduate students making the most of their time at the UW.

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Shijing Sun

Mechanical Engineering,
Assistant Professor

Shijing Sun's research focuses on the design and engineering of materials and systems for energy harvesting, conversion and storage applications, helping our society transition to a carbon-neutral future. Her lab's approaches are centered on understanding and fostering collaborative intelligence, where scientists' abilities are amplified by artificial intelligence and robotic maneuvers.

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Driven to advance vehicle electrification

UW researchers are leading the next wave of electric vehicle technologies.

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#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