What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical device

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering discipline, dealing with anything that moves, from the tiniest micro-particle to the largest spacecraft.

About mechanical engineering

Academic programs

Students collaborating

Our undergraduate and graduate programs explore fundamental principles of mechanical engineering and their application to modern technological problems.

About academic programs

Undergraduate admissions

Undergraduate students at graduation

You need to enroll at UW before completing an engineering application. Pre-engineering students who are enrolled apply to the Mechanical Engineering department in spring.

About undergrad admissions

Graduate admissions

Graduate student at graduation

Students interested in pursuing master's or doctoral degrees apply to both the Graduate School and the Mechanical Engineering department.

About graduate admissions