Undergraduate Study in Mechanical Engineering



Undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at Northwestern University start with the innovative, integrated Engineering First® curriculum, which gives students a solid preparation in math, science, and engineering basics. It also provides students with hands-on experience working with real clients to design products and systems that solve authentic problems. With this background, fundamental mechanical engineering subjects are studied, such as dynamics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, leading to cutting-edge courses such as computer-aided manufacturing, robotics, micromechanical systems, and energy principles.

Throughout the curriculum, design courses, laboratory courses, and project courses allow students to acquire a taste for the complex task of designing, analyzing, and building a device. Supporting courses in allied fields of science and engineering broaden the student’s technical proficiency, while elective courses in social sciences, fine arts, history, and philosophy enlarge the student’s background.

The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

Related Links

McCormick School of Engineering

How to Apply

Undergraduate Admissions

Financial Aid

Housing

Honors Program

Contact Us

Department of 
Mechanical Engineering
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, Room B224
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 491-7470
Fax: (847) 491-3915
Send E-mail


Logo

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering HomeContact Us | Maps
Northwestern Home | Northwestern Calendar | Emergency Plan | Legal and Policy Statements
© 2012 Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University