Welcome to Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University is a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni—and industrial and governmental partners—working together to improve the state of Iowa and society in the broadest terms through mechanical engineering research, education, and service.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering upholds the ideals of diversity and inclusion at our university. We welcome all students to learn to the best of their abilities on our campus in an environment free from racism, sexism, bigotry, harassment, and oppression. We uphold these ideals ourselves, and strongly encourage our colleagues across the university both to uphold these ideals, and to teach them when appropriate to our students as a way to move human society forward.

The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

“Give us an eager mind and we will give you back a disciplined and qualified mind.”

Henry M. Black, ME Department Chair (1946-1972)