Best Wishes to the Mechanical Engineering Class of 2019!

Group of 2019 Mechanical Engineering Grads in Regalia

Welcome Back from Dr. Shuman
Welcome to the 2019-20 Academic Year

From Your Mechanical Engineering Chair Dr. Teodora Rutar Shuman

As a student in our undergraduate and graduate programs you join an inclusive, collaborative, and growing department... Welcome Letter from the Chair

Top Ranked Private University
Top Ranked Private University

Northwest Region of the United States
– The Wall Street Journal,
Higher Education College 2018 Rankings

Building Leaders Who Make the World Work


In the urban center of one of the nation’s fastest growing technology and engineering hubs, you will find the Mechanical Engineering Department known for its commitment to student learning and professional formation. Our technically rigorous design-focused education is situated in a collaborative environment that emphasizes individual attention and connections to industry, while preparing students to help create a more just and humane world.

Seattle University’s Mechanical Engineering department provides undergraduates with strong foundations in areas of mathematics, basic sciences, engineering theory and practice and the humanities and social sciences, while our Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program develops skills for advanced and leadership positions. Both programs work closely with our Advisory Board of industry professionals from Amazon, Boeing, Kenworth, K2 Sports, Microsoft, FSi consulting engineers, Seattle City Light and Uptake Technologies to identify the skillsets required for professional success.

Seattle University’s commitment to lifelong learning provides you with programs that build practical engineering skills and develop your social, economic and environmentally responsible professionalism.


Engineering with Engineers

NSF Awards $2 Million Grant to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Titled “Revolutionizing Engineering Education through Industry Immersion and a Focus on Identity,” this National Science Foundation RED grant will allow the College of Science and Engineering to implement a new approach to teaching mechanical engineering, bringing engineering practice to students and students to engineering practice. The college will be able to study how students’ identities change along the way in the hopes that the grant will have a positive impact on all students, including women and underrepresented minorities.

Engineering with Engineers Seattle University is one of only two private schools and one of only two mechanical engineering programs in the nation to receive this prestigious award.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Staff Group Photo

Welcome Back!

Your Mechanical Engineering Staff is looking forward to making the 2019-20 academic year your best yet!

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Dr. Teodora Rutar Shuman

Dr. Teodora Shuman

Department Chair


Natasha Malyuk

Natasha Malyuk

Senior Administrative Assistant


 Fields of Study & Careers in Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics & Machineries
  • Energy & Environment
  • Medical Devices
  • Transportation
  • Research & Education