Undergraduate Program

Thank you for your interest in the Mechanical Engineering Program and College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS).  UNH is a world class, top ranked research institution - one of only 13 U.S. universities that hold a combination of Land, Sea and Space Grant designations, with professors and students participating in research reaching from the depths of the oceans to deep space.  

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commisson of ABET, http://www.abet.org.   About 90 percent of our engineering students pursue some type of internship opportunity during their time at UNH and all engineering programs have Senior Capstone Experiences, many working with industry or state government partners, to complete and present at our spring Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium.  UNH has the largest Undergraduate Research Conference of its kind in the nation.  CEPS also has very active affiliated student clubs and organizations (for example, Society for Women Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Lunabots team, Engineers without Borders, and UNH Precision Racing, to name a few) which enrich the student experience. 


The Mechanical Engineering department has the following defining characteristics:

  • Our belief is students first - we view our successes through the performance and accomplishments of our students.
  • Free tutoring is provided to ME students for core courses through their junior year.
  • We have nurtured a culture of accessibility where students feel free to interact with their professors on many levels. 
  • Our students have a sense that they belong to a community.
  • We offer a broad engineering education.  Our undergraduates are well-grounded in the fundamentals and well positioned to excel in graduate school.
  • We are very successful at integrating research and instruction.
  • We offer a diverse set of collaborative capstone experiences that have “real world” character.
  • All of our professors are active researchers.