Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering leaders for tomorrow at NAU
Prepare for a rewarding, challenging, high-paying career by studying to become a mechanical engineer in a personalized, student-centered environment. You’ll learn professional design techniques and strategies and have the chance to implement them through research, projects, and internship opportunities.
Our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and industry partners work synergistically to improve the state of Arizona and society at large, through mechanical engineering research, education, and service.
Mechanical Engineering (ME) is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. A mechanical engineering degree provides an excellent background for a broad range of engineering careers and for careers that require a strong technical background. The Mechanical Engineering Department at NAU offers programs leading to bachelor of science, master of science, master of engineering, and doctor of philosophy degrees in mechanical engineering.
If you’re considering one of our programs, you can find more information for prospective graduate students or prospective undergraduate students.
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News from NAU Mechanical Engineering
Latest student awards
The ME mini-Baja team finished its competition with the following accomplishments: 5th place overall in the competition, 4th place in endurance and 2nd place in suspension, out of 150 participating universities.
This year’s Collegiate Wind Competition team placed 2nd in their technical design and 7th overall, out of 13 teams.
The rocket club and AISES members participated in the 2020-2021 NASA sponsored First Nations Launch High Powered Rocket Launch and placed third place overall.
SCI Talks – Engineering Carbon Removal
How NAU faculty are advancing technology to remove greenhouse gas from the air
New initiative encourages students from underrepresented populations to enter engineering, computer science fields
Making walking easier for children with cerebral palsy
NAU mechanical engineer receives NSF CAREER award to pioneer robot-assisted rehabilitation while integrating education, research
NAU mechanical engineers develop new high-performance artificial muscle technology
NAU engineer developing innovative biomaterial for improved treatment of cerebral aneurysms
Latest faculty awards
NAU’s award for Most Significant Innovation in Tech Transfer