Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering LogoGet your future in focus with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Tennessee Tech! Our classes are taught by top-notch faculty, but the learning isn't limited to the classroom.  After all, an education is not about watching, it's about doing. Here, you'll experience the process of creating, designing, and then making products and solutions for real problems first hand. You'll also get a more personalized degree experience in smaller classes with dedicated faculty ready to help you. Plus, our student organizations, co-ops, and internships offer even more opportunities for honing your engineering skills and gaining valuable experience that will set you up for success. The best part is that after graduation, you'll be in demand by employers and ready to meet the engineering challenges of the future. Our graduates are already leaders in industries and organizations, and you'll find a wide range of career options await you.

Are you ready to see where a degree in ME can take YOU?


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Tennessee Tech is for You!

Tech is known for offering students a personalized education experience at a very affordable price. Coupled with the outstanding reputation of the Mechanical Engineering program itself, getting your degree here is a smart choice!

  • You’ll receive personal attention from our highly-qualified faculty members who are dedicated to helping you succeed!
  • Choose from three different undergraduate degree options so you can customize your studies to your specific interests. ME has a wide range of classes in areas such as thermal and fluids engineering, vehicle engineering, vibrations and noise control, mechatronics, machine design, and manufacturing and materials, among others.
  • You’ll learn not only to design products and solutions, you’ll also get to BUILD them! This experience will absolutely help you impress employers when you start job hunting later.
  • Tech graduates have the highest starting salaries and the lowest amount of student debt among all public universities in the state of Tennessee. *
  • Tennessee Tech offers more scholarships for more students.
  • Tech ranks as the top “best value” public university in Tennessee, according to SmartAsset’s lists for each of the last four years. *

Choose the Right Career Path for You

Mechanical engineers deal with anything that has motion, from the human body to the most complex machines humans can build. Because the field deals with such a vast array of day-to-day applications, mechanical engineers are the most versatile engineers and are always in demand. Every company needs a good ME, or a team of them!

  • Acoustics & Vibrations
  • Aerospace
  • Appliances
  • Automation Systems
  • Automotive Technology
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Biotechnology / Medical Devices / Prosthetics
  • Composites
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Control Systems
  • Energy
  • Ergonomics
  • Heavy Machinery
  • HVAC
  • Manufacturing & Additive Manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Product Design
  • Robotics
  • Structural Analysis

  • Explore the Right Company for You

    Whether you are looking to find a job close to home after graduation, or venture anywhere around the world, you'll find a long list of companies interested in you. See who recruits at Tennessee Tech here.

    Below is just a short list of companies that recruit at repeatedly hire our Mechanical Engineering graduates.

    AdTran Boeing Bridgestone Bristol Compressors
    Cummins Caterpillar DENSO Eastman
    Flowserve GM Honda John Deere
    MAHLE NASA Nissan Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Schneider Electric Trane Volkswagen Whirlpool Corp.


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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Tennessee Tech University
Mechanical Engineering Department
Campus Box 5014
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Street Address:

115 W. 10th Street
Cookeville, TN 38505
Brown Hall, room 224


Phone: (931) 372-3254
Fax: (931) 372-6340

Office Hours:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST
Closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch
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