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Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics


For years, Lehigh mechanical engineering have become leading experts on the design, construction and operation of machinery -- a field that is once again growing and transforming as society turns to technology for a rapidly-increasing set of applications.

Students and faculty engage a wide array of subjects that include fluid mechanics, engineering materials, product design and manufacturing, thermodynamics and control systems, taking advantage of the various labs and instrumentation the department has to offer. Mechanical engineering faculty, renowned for their research, provide world-class instruction and access to various opportunities and independent study projects.

Mechanical engineers who graduate from Lehigh University go on to design, create and operate various types of machinery and manage systems for energy conversion, material transport and the control of motions and forces.

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields, with professionals working in industries as diverse as aerospace, transportation, bioengineering, communications, electronics, computers, energy, environment, machinery and manufacturing.

Degrees Offered

• B.S.  |  M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D.: Mechanical Engineering
• M.S., Ph.D.: Computational and Engineering Mechanics
• M.Eng.: Technical Entrepreneurship (Professional Master's)

Research Focus Areas

• Control systems
• Dynamics
• Fluid mechanics
• Mechatronics
• Solid mechanics
• Thermodynamics

Affiliated Research Centers, Laboratories, and Institutes

• Additive Manufacturing: Life Analysis
• Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
• Energy Research Center
• Industrial Assessment Center
• Fluid Mechanics and Wind Tunnel Laboratory
• Thomas E. Jackson Engine Testing Laboratory
• Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Laboratories
• Laboratories in Composites, Dynamic Systems, Instrumentation, Interdisciplinary Controls, Solid Mechanics, and Mechatronics