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Department Head's Welcome


Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Cincinnati (UC). The Department is home to about 900 undergraduate students, 240 graduate students and 37 faculty. We offer B.S. programs in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering. We also offer accelerated degree program options called ACCEND (ACCelerated ENgineering Degree) at the undergraduate level that allows our top students to pursue either the Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering (MEng) or Master of Science (M.S.) with thesis in Mechanical Engineering concurrently with their undergraduate degree. We have excellent faculty dedicated to quality teaching and research who make significant impact on our society and the scientific community in a wide range of disciplines of mechanical engineering.
Undergraduate students in our program complement their structured academic curriculum with on-the-job, practical experience through our mandatory co-op program which is the oldest and the most respected in the nation. The co-op program is the cornerstone of our undergraduate programs that enables students to gain real-world experience through employment with companies such as GE, Ehticon, Toyota, Johnson & Johnson, and national labs such as NASA or Los Alamos. Students can also participate in the international co-op program working with companies such as BMW, Siemens and Honda in Europe or Japan, or co-op in one of our research labs by working with our faculty on an innovative project.
Our graduate students are trained through rigorous courses and in-depth cutting-edge research in the state-of-the-art laboratories. The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is home to several internationally recognized research activities in structural dynamics, bio-mechanics, vibro-acoustics, gear dynamics, computational mechanics, nanotechnology, intelligent autonomous systems, computational fluid dynamics, robotics, and many more. We also house six research centers currently: NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS); PACE Center for Global Design and Manufacturing; UC Simulation Center – A UC/P&G Collaboration, NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, Laser Shock Peening (LSP) Center and NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Engineering Center (OSHE).
As you can see, we offer exciting opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. We hope you will join us to pursue many exciting opportunities. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.
Professor  Jay Kim - Head, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering