Mechanical Engineering

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Department webpage. We are the largest department both in the College of Engineering and the University. The rigorous, practice-based curriculum of our Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs is unique among many American mechanical engineering programs. Mechanical Engineering encompasses skills that are indispensable in today's industry. As a result, it has become the nation's largest engineering profession as measured by both permanent employment and university enrollment. The department offers doctoral degrees through the College of Engineering. Tennessee Tech is accredited by SACS, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the ME program is accredited by the engineering accreditation commission of ABET. On this website, you will find information about our program of study, research, course descriptions, course schedule, tutoring services, laboratories, student organizations, faculty and staff. If you are a graduate student interested in admission to our graduate program, please apply through the Tennessee Tech Graduate Admissions website (see link below).

Our students are encouraged to grow professionally through participation in student organizations such as the Baja SAE Team, SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), Pi Tau Sigma, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), SWE (Society of Women engineers), ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers) and the Engineering Joint Council. Co-op opportunities are also encouraged so that students can gain hands-on work experience. Graduate students have opportunities for research through the department and through the various centers of excellence (Center for Manufacturing Research, Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources, and Center for Energy Systems Research).

One of the points of pride of our program is close to one hundred percent employability our graduates within few months after graduation.  The employers appreciate the hands-on experience, job-ready knowledge and skills, humility, work ethics and professionalism that our graduates bring when hired. This is a great testament to our faculty and staff who work hard with our students showing sincere care and concern for their personal and professional development.   Our enrollment has been steady at about 750 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. I invite you to explore the “ME Department News” section on our website and current posts on social media.  We would also welcome you to schedule a visit to the department to learn more about the programs and take a tour of our laboratories and facilities.

Mohan D. Rao

Mohan D. Rao
Professor and Department Chair

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