Design processes and machines to power industry and manufacture products for everyday use, including renewable fuels, aeronautics, robotics and automation, engines, nuclear and industrial power generation.
The University of Idaho Department of Mechanical Engineering offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Experience the difference and what it means to engineer like a Vandal.
- No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West – ranked for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. We’re also the only public university in Idaho to be ranked best value by Forbes, Money, and The Princeton Review.
- Top 7 in the Nation for “infusing real-world experiences into engineering education” through our undergraduate Senior Capstone Design Program – National Academy of Engineering
- Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
- 92% Graduate with Jobs or are enrolled in graduate education or military service – First Destination Survey
- Highest Salary Earnings for early- and mid-career undergraduate degree recipients than any other public university in Idaho – Payscale
- More Scholarships Awarded than any 4-year public engineering college in Idaho.
- Hands-On Experience, Guaranteed ALL U of I College of Engineering students participate in hands-on experiences, through our nationally recognized Senior Capstone Design Program and Engineering Design EXPO, Cooperative Education Program (Co-op), Idaho’s only Grand Challenge Scholars Program and paid undergraduate assistantships.
Degrees and Programs
Become a proficient problem-solver, capable of identifying, formulating and finding solutions to engineering problems by applying your knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
The Micron Student Center provides academic advising, career services, tutoring and other support into one central location.
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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in mechanical engineering at the University of Idaho is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.