Mechanical Engineering

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.

Example of Employers

AutoLiv ASP Inc.FBIMTD Products
Bendix Commercial Vehicle SystemsFisher-PriceStryker
Biomet Sports MedicineFord MotorTenneco
BoschGeneral MotorsUnited Technologies Corp.
Dart ContainerHenry Ford Health SystemsZimmer
Eaton Corporation

Get in the Lab

Test your skill.

See our labs in action

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.

  • e-Design and e-Manufacturing Studio - you’ll use collaborative design software, a table machining center and a prototyping machine to immerse yourself in global product design and manufacturing.
  • Energy Systems Lab - complete with its own wind tunnel, mini jet engine and fuel cells, this is where you’ll learn the elements of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
  • Crash Safety Center - you’ll study one of the most important facets of automotive design—structural crash mechanics and passenger safety.
  • Advanced Engine Research Lab - this is where you’ll study engine performance, using jet engines, hydrogen analyzers and emission tests.
  • DENSO International Dynamic Systems Design Studio - allows students to work on the design and analysis of dynamic systems using advanced simulation/modeling/control tools.
  • The Center for Fuel Cell Systems and Powertrain - you’ll optimize fuel cell vehicles to create urgently needed alternatives to carbon-based fuel energy systems.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET accredits Kettering University's engineering programs.


The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

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