UNH is the only university in the state of New Hampshire offering an accredited four-year Mechanical Engineering degree. As a publicly supported institution we have a special responsibility to prepare our graduates for professional practice. While many of our alumni go on to attain advanced degrees, the majority seek corporate entry level engineering positions. It is the primary objective of the program to prepare our students for professional practice or graduate school. The program provides the students with knowledge in basic science, mathematics, engineering science and design, and general education. Moreover, our students should be able to compete successfully in either industry or graduate school.  The following mission statement and objectives were approved by the mechanical engineering faculty.

Mission Statement

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In support of the University and College missions, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is dedicated to educating the highest quality engineering professionals and leaders. Our graduates will be prepared to creatively solve engineering problems through the use of analysis, computation, and experimentation. The students completing our program should be well-informed citizens who have the ability to grow intellectually and are able to solve new, challenging problems with self-confidence. It is the department's intent to  maintain a general and flexible curriculum that prepares students for both industrial practice and graduate education.