Department of Mechanical Engineering

Students work on the SAE Baja vehicle at Kettering University.

Engineering Smarter and Better

Organizations everywhere need innovative MEs who can design smarter, faster, more fuel-efficient, and more cost-effective machines. And there’s no better place to start your career as an ME than Kettering. Small classes, state-of-the-art labs, co-op and experiential learning opportunities that start in your first year—it’s no surprise that U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us as one of the nation’s top programs.

Programs & Degrees

Mechanical Engineering Programs

Degrees and Programs Degree type
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors Masters
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors Masters

Get In The Lab

From the first week of your first year, you'll be testing your skills in our labs. There’s no other place where you’ll get this type of experience so early. As a Mechanical Engineering student you be in labs like e-Design and e-Manufacturing Studio, Energy Systems Lab, Crash Safety Center, Advanced Engine Research Lab, DENSO International Dynamic Systems Design Studio and The Center for Fuel Cell Systems and Powertrain.

Research Labs

Crash test dummy being prepped

Crash Safety Center

The Kettering University Crash Safety Center, which opened in 2005, offers facilities for mobility occupant protection testing in frontal, side and rear impact.

Students and instructor in noise vibration harshness lab

Noise, Vibration, and Harshness and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory

The Noise, Vibration, and Harshness and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory (NVHEM Lab) focuses on analytical and experimental research in structural and acoustic systems.

Kettering student testing self-driving vehicle

Mobile Systems and Vehicle Controls lab

The Mobile Systems and Vehicle Controls lab focuses on the development of appropriate control strategies for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.

Meet Our Faculty