Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. With more than 50 faculty members, 330 graduate students and 1,000 undergraduate students, our department is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. Our faculty are actively involved in providing a hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer . degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (., .) and online (., .) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering.
The Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering creates a community of top-notch scholars by bringing together faculty members and graduate students with a common interest in innovation, creativity, and advanced professional study. MechE offers the research-oriented Master of Science (SM) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, or the equivalent Doctor of Science (ScD) degree. Additionally, the Department offers a joint SM and PhD degree program in oceanographic engineering, and a Naval Construction and Engineering program that enrolls officers from the US Navy and navies from around the world. The Department also partners with the MIT Sloan School of Management for both the dual-degree Leaders for Global Operations program (LGO) and the Ocean Systems Management program.