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Welcome to Mechanical Engineering


 "SDSU's Mechanical Engineering is in the top 50 graduate programs in the Nation Amongst US Public Universities" (US News & World Report 2015) 


Mechanical engineers work on diverse, challenging problems that require the integration of science, engineering, and socio-economic knowledge. They develop solutions to physical problems, question how things work, make things work better, and create ideas for doing things in new and different ways.

As a mechanical engineering student you'll cover a broad scope of topics to prepare you for a successful engineering career. To get an idea about the variety of topics covered and research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SDSU check out this video.

Our faculty and staff work within an environment that promotes excellence in learning through education and research (graduate as well as undergraduate).  Research conducted by ME faculty has been funded by numerous funding agencies including  NSF (multiple divisions), NASA, DOE, DOD, AHA, NIST, and DARPA.  Our faculty publish their research in top journals within their respective fields and are well recognized and cited within their respective scientific communities. For example, the total citations for the ME department faculty is close to 26,000 citations, with an average h-index per faculty of more than 18  (data according to Google Scholar as of 1/28/2014). 

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1000 publications

1000+ Scientific Publications by SDSU Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Randall German, ME Professor, for exceeding the milestone of 1,000 scientific publications in powder-based materials and sintering, including 16 books. He is currently the most cited author in his field.


Modeling Sintering Anisotropy

Dr. Eugene Olevsky has received a $630k NSF award to conduct a multi-scale fundamental investigation of sintering anisotropy.

This conceptual schematic shows a small particle solar receiver.

Concentrating Solar Power SunShot Research Award

Dr. Fletcher Miller is the PI on a $3.8M DoE grant for developing a Small-Particle Solar Receiver for High-Temperature Brayton Power Cycles.

Brain Picture

$18M NSF Engineering Research Center

Dr. Kee Moon leads SDSU's efforts in the NSF Engineering Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. Partner Universities include UW and MIT.

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