Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Program

About the Program

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Program at Ohio State offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The program is designed to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of specialty areas associated with the application of:

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomechanical Systems
  • Design & Manufacturing
  • Dynamics, Vibrations, and Controls
  • Energy Systems
  • Nuclear Engineering

Ohio State now confers the fourth greatest number of undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering of any university in the United States. Along with a foundation in the applications of mechanical engineering, we continue to broaden our students' exposure to simulation techniques, computational skills and business and professional skills. Students admitted to the program are now earning an average GPA of 3.5. 

As one alumnus remarked, "The department's faculty are passionate about teaching theory and how to apply it to solve problems and develop solutions through relevant lab experiences, capstone design and homework. My career has benefited 
significantly from learning how to break down complex problems to first principles and develop optimal solutions across a range of technologies. I learned this as a mechanical engineering student at Ohio State. As an external advisory board member to the department, I am confident the department is continuing to raise the bar on excellence in developing engineers."

Please contact us if you would like additional information about the program.

Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering
E-mail: or call 614.292.0515

Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering
or call 614.292.7163

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Mechanical Engineering Courses

Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Information for Prospective Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Students

Information for Prospective Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students

The Combined Degree Program

Information for Current Mechanical Engineering Graduate Students