Building Leaders Who Make the World Work


Located in the center of one of the world’s technology and engineering hubs, the Department of Mechanical Engineering Department is committed 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. With support from our Industry Advisory Board of professionals from Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, Kenworth, K2 Sports, and others, we identify and teach the skillsets required for professional success.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

This program provides students a strong foundation in areas of basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering theory and practice. The skills learned in the classroom are enhanced by undergraduate research opportunities in our well-equipped instructional laboratories and machine shop. All students will complete an industry-sponsored senior project. Seattle University offers direct admission to the BSME program, as well as a minor option.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Designed for working professions in the Seattle area, the MSME program provides a cutting-edge and practical learning program to help students further their careers. This program provides a unique blend of 30 credits of advanced engineering education and 15 credits of business courses offered by the Albers School of Business and Economics. Graduates of this program are prepared to take on management roles in the region's many engineering firms. 

$1.86 mil
NSF "RED" Grant

SU is one of only two mechanical engineering programs in the US to receive a "Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)" Grant from the National Science Foundation

Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
Complete Industry-Sponsored Projects

All undergraduate engineering students partner with local businesses to solve problems through SU's Project Center

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Explore the Center for Science and Engineering and a new era of STEM at Seattle University. Opening Fall 2021!

Dr. Teodora Shuman, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair
Dr. Teodora Shuman

Department Chair | 206.296.5535

Natasha Malyuk, Mechanical Engineering Senior Administrative Assistant
Natasha Malyuk

Senior Administrative Assistant | 206.296.5540


Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, VP at UMC, is delivering solutions in the wake of COVID-19 

Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC

Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce. “The change in the world comes from business,” says Brooks, "and it’s upon the business leaders in our community to really come up and create the social justice solutions that the community needs.”

UMC is a mechanical contracting company that plans, builds and manages buildings, facilities and construction projects. When the COVID-19 devastated typical operations at UMC, causing furloughs and revenue loss, Brooks and the leadership team decided to modify their business offerings.

You can read the full article at the SU Voice Alumni Blog.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Staff Group Photo


The Mechanical Engineering faculty and staff is looking forward to making the 2020-21 academic year your best yet!

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