Student weldingStudent welding in the machine shop. (Photo by Matt Beardsley)

Mechanical Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering

6141 Etcheverry Hall # 1740
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740

You’re creative and versatile. You like multidisciplinary projects or working with teams. You like the idea of solving complex problems for society, yes? Then mechanical engineering might be the perfect program for you. Mechanical engineers apply the fundamentals of science and math to create practical, useful solutions that the rest of us can use. So their career choices are immense. You might want to test materials or machines in real-life applications to ensure they’ll withstand design requirements. Or invent fantastic devices to sort cells or aid disabilities. Or any number of possible careers involving the design or application of thermodynamics, turbines, reactors, engines, energy — the list keeps growing.

Why choose Berkeley?

Because our campus is centered in the innovation capital, the San Francisco Bay Area, home to Silicon Valley — one of the most exciting areas in the world for mechanical engineering. Because our research projects are primarily funded by the National Science Foundation, governmental agencies and many global high-tech industries. Because we’re ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our current faculty research includes biomechanical engineering and health; controls and dynamics of complex systems; energy science and technology; green and sustainable technologies; and micro and nanoengineering.

Want to know more? Learn further details about the Department of Mechanical Engineering and its programs.