Mechanical Engineering at UWM

Mechanical engineering is one of the most general engineering fields. The engineer has the freedom to deal with virtually any aspect of the multi-faceted engineering process such as design, development, analysis, production and testing. The broad nature of the field also provides opportunities to work in various areas of interest ranging from energy conversion or environmental control to the production of transportation and construction equipment.


  • General mechanical engineering
  • Thermal sciences
  • Mechanical systems

Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as:

  • Design optimization
  • Nanotribology
  • Technology innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable design and manufacturing
  • Marine robotics
  • Biomimetic surfaces

Career Paths
Materials engineers work primarily in engineering services, research and development, manufacturing and the federal government.

  • Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Propulsion Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Aerospace Structural Engineer

Did You Know?
Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers analyze, design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems for use in many industries including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Biomedical
  • Power Generation
  • Architecture
  • Aerospace

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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