Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering propels humanity forward. Our department provides a technically rigorous, design-focused education in a collaborative environment. We emphasize individual attention and foster connections to industry, while preparing students to help create a more just and humane world.

About Us

Located in the center of one of the world’s engineering hubs, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to student learning and professional formation. Our technically rigorous, design-focused education prepares students for successful careers in robotics, high-tech, clean energy, medical devices, aerospace and other transportation, sports equipment, and many other disciplines.

Mechanical Engineering: Courses Designed for a Versatile and Changing World

Mechanical engineering prepares you to evolve alongside ever-changing technology. Our courses emphasize relationships with faculty and industry connections while focusing on design and hands-on learning in a collaborative environment.

Our Programs

Discover Mechanical Engineering

Learn more about why you should pursue a mechanical engineering degree at Seattle University.

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What Is a Mechanical Engineer? 

Mechanical engineering touches almost every aspect of modern life and offers a vast array of potential careers. It is the biggest and broadest of all engineering disciplines. The skills you will acquire in your mechanical engineering education and career will help you lead a more productive life. But what does it actually mean to be a mechanical engineer? Learn more.

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Career Paths

What can you do with your mechanical engineering degree?

Mechanical engineers envision and create solutions. Learn more about what academic fields and career paths can empower you to improve your communities here.


Employment Rate

More than 90% of BS in Mechanical Engineering graduates found jobs or gained admission to graduate programs within 6 months of graduating.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

State-of-the-art facilities are at your disposal.

A college education involves more than in-class learning. Our labs, the machine shop, and multiple design and project rooms are for applied learning. Here students can explore and experiment with advanced technology.  
Learn more about our laboratories and equipment here.

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Industry Advisory Board

Staying on Trend: Industry Advisory Board

Our Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Board members are tech leaders tasked with keeping our curriculum, professional training and learning outcomes current with industry trends and employer demands. Learn more about our Industry Advisory Board.

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Our Learning Model

Our Learning Model: A Million-Dollar Idea

We don’t just think our approach to studying engineering is impressive. Thanks to a national award recognizing our innovative approach, we know it is. Learn more about our $1.86 million Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) grant.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

In addition to our innovative curriculum, our small class sizes ensure you'll receive hands-on mentorship and quality instruction.

Student Resources

Grow Your Skills and Your Social Circle in Student Clubs

Learning is extra fun when done with friends. Our mechanical engineering social clubs foster community and encourage networking. Meet your future colleagues and friends here

Get Out Your Passport 

You want to better the world. Here’s your chance to see it. Talk to your advisor about study abroad opportunities.  

Your Future Can Be Funded

Scholarships reduce financial stress and allow students to focus fully on student life. Learn more about how you can more freely enjoy your education.  

Learn about the many different courses and career pathways you can take as a mechanical engineer.

See Mechanical Engineering Course and Career Pathways.

Faculty and Staff