Mechanical Engineering

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Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Department!

The University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) is one of a handful of Land, Sea and Space Grant Colleges that affords both graduate students and undergraduate students many research opportunities. Coupled with the completion of the Kingsbury Hall renovations, our mechanical and ocean engineering students enjoy state-of-the-art lab space, wind tunnels, computer clusters and high tech classrooms. Our award winning faculty comes from around the world to teach excellence in the classroom and to introduce students to research and technologies of tomorrow. All of our professors are active researchers that are highly successful at integrating research and instruction in the classrooms and labs.

Mechanical and ocean engineering students at the University of New Hampshire may study towards an undergraduate B.S. degree and may further pursue a graduate M.S. and Ph.D. degree. Graduate students may continue their studies in the fields of Mechanical Engineering as well as Systems Design, Materials Science and Ocean Engineering. An accelerated B.S./M.S. degree offers students the ability to complete their undergraduate and graduate studies in a condensed timeframe.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of Ocean Engineering (OE) with a starting date of August 2017. The department is interested in candidates with expertise in novel ocean sensing, marine robotics, systems/controls, marine structures, or marine geotechnics.  Applications from the general field of ocean engineering will be considered. UNH actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion and quality engagement for all.  The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

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Becoming an M.E.

Who would make a good engineer?


Creative problem solvers. If you like to solve problems and enjoy the thrill of seeing your ideas become reality, chances are you would enjoy engineering. Of course, mechanical engineering also requires an aptitude for math and science, along with good communication and organization skills. Engineering is one of the most challenging majors on campus. The curriculum is demanding and will force you to stretch yourself.


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