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
NAU facility service takes ME 450 students on a tour to track the heat and chilled water distribution along south campus (including the natural gas heating plant, tunnels, and buried pipe entry into the basements of our buildings, up into the air handlers in our ceilings). This is part of their end of semester project where they will be evaluating if our existing heat exchangers will be able to accommodate a more energy-efficient and renewably powered heating system through lower hot water heat distribution, as well as compute these energy savings.
Latest student awards
Karl Harshe, a Mechanical Engineering PhD student, placed 3rd at the 3 Minute Research Presentation (3MRP) Competition and won the “People’s Choice” award.
The 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition team placed 2nd overall for their offshore wind turbine design, out of 12 teams.
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