The ME Department

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Mississippi State University has a long history of quality engineering education and research. The ME department is the largest of the engineering programs at MSU. In Fall 2019, the ME program, had a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of about 1,108 students (997 undergraduates and 111 graduates).   In the 2018-2019 academic year, the ME department awarded 187 undergraduate degrees and 31 graduate degrees.

The faculty of the department have excellent academic credentials and extensive industrial experience.

The undergraduate program focuses on energy and mechanical systems and provides the broad technical education necessary for today's high-tech world.

Graduate studies are available in all of the major areas of mechanical engineering, and significant research opportunities are available for both graduate students and undergraduate students.

Program Purpose and Grand Mission

We, the Mechanical Engineering Department are an integral part of BCoE andexcel at connecting higher education to the market by enabling and training our students to be top talents in solving for market-relevant and high readiness level technologies impacting energy saving, national security, health, and environment protection applications, and thus allowing students a life-changing experience on campus.

Grand Mission
By 2030, the ME department will demonstrate that every year, each faculty performing “innovation” research can generate at least 1 successful tech innovation-based business start-up involving 3 students (Grad & Undergrad) or 1 successful growth ($500K) in annual revenue for an industrial customer.