Welcome to the website of the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department at Mississippi State University (MSU). Our department is the largest academic department in the Bagley College of Engineering and the third largest department in the University. The department is well recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence in engineering education, research, scholarships, service and outreach.

We offer accredited academic programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering.  Our graduates are highly sought-after, and most of them obtain jobs before graduation. ME majors are among the most highly recruited graduates on the MSU campus, with average starting salaries among the highest for college graduates.  Our curriculum prepares graduates to enter a wide variety of fields, such as energy, aerospace, oil and gas, petrochemical, utilities, and manufacturing, among others. Other options that our BS graduates consider include graduate studies in engineering, or pursuing MBAs, law, medicine, or architecture degrees.

Our students are highly encouraged to consider participating in the Cooperative Education Program to gain hands-on work experience. The co-op program allows students to work alternate semesters in an engineering-related position with companies throughout the United States. The majority of ME students are members of engineering professional societies such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

The ME faculty members are an energized and motivated group of engineering professionals, including several fellows of engineering societies, editors and associate editors of national and international journals. All ME faculty are actively engaged in research activities which offer students the opportunities to work with faculty members in state-of-the-art research projects.  Our departmental research strengths are in the areas of energy systems, fluid dynamics, mechanics, materials, and manufacturing.

The ME department is made up of 18 tenured/tenure-track faculty, four clinical faculty, and one Instructor. We have around 950 undergraduate students and about 110 graduate students, roughly divided as 60% Ph.D., and 40% M.S.  The department is currently looking to add several tenure/tenure-track faculty to keep up with the growing demand for our program.

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Pedro J. Mago
Department Head and PACCAR Chair Professor