About the department

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department at Wayne State University (WSU). Located in the automotive capital of the world, the area has an intellectual culture that is a magnet for world-class mechanical engineering talents. 

The ME Department aims at providing students with experiential learning opportunities through their engagement in research projects during the early years of their education under the tutelage of our outstanding faculty. Our hands-on educational program enables students to connect theories with real-world engineering problems and provides them with a cutting edge technological insight necessary to produce well-balanced and highly sought after engineering graduates.  

The opportunities and challenges in the field of mechanical engineering are many and diverse. A mechanical engineering degree from WSU provides a solid technical foundation that prepares our graduates for career opportunities in research and development, design analysis, materials synthesis, manufacturing and production engineering, testing, structural analysis, automatic controls, sales engineering, maintenance, and administration. 

The ME Department is firmly committed to cultivate a welcoming and inclusive learning environment that values diverse backgrounds, respects different perspectives, and strives to provide students with an enjoyable and worthwhile experience as they go through our program. We are keen on promoting diversity and equity for the establishment of a strong learning community. 

We invite you to browse our website where you will find information on admission standards, curriculum and courses, and degree requirements. Also available are faculty profiles with detailed information about research interests and specialties, teaching and contact information. Take time to explore the website and, if you have any further questions or require more information, please feel free to reach out to us 313-577-3780.

If you are a recent or not-so-recent graduate of our department, please visit the College of Engineering's alumni website to connect with us, be an active alumni and join our Engineering Alumni Volunteer Corps. By joining our alumni network, we will be able to inform you about annual ME events, initiatives and honors.