A Mechanical Engineer In The Making

This profession’s flexibility will give you the freedom to pursue your dreams to make the world a better place.

Your Discovery In The Making

Mechanical engineers improve people’s lives. They invent nearly everything you can imagine, such as:

  • Medical devices that make lives better
  • Autonomous vehicles on land, sea, air and space
  • AI-guided agriculture for a changing world
  • Energy-efficient buildings
  • Advanced pathogen sensors for food safety or collision detection
  • Sustainable energy from trash, nuclear, solar, and wind sources
  • Next-generation batteries to power the future.

The sky is NOT the limit!

Your Path In The Making

Iowa State’s mechanical engineering program will help you be
creative in your education, career and life. We ground theory in
practice—generating new ways of thinking for the everyday. Whatever your goals are, your success is important to us! We will give you a competitive advantage to address society’s greatest needs

  • Hands-on education: Students learn in state-of-the-art classrooms, maker spaces and computer labs.
  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities: Undergraduates can explore opportunities in biorenewable fuels, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, fluids and next-generation batteries.
  • Experiential learning: Students get on-site experiences through study abroad programs, internships, co-ops and student clubs.

At Iowa State, you will learn to:

  • Use your natural creativity to create new solutions to solve complex problems.
  • Work efficiently in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Create technology that improves lives.
  • Invent the future.

Your Career In The Making

Our graduates build careers as engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, lawyers, doctors and more.

  • We have one of the largest career fairs in the country, where approximately 1,400 companies recruit our engineers every year.
  • Our graduates are highly sought after and rise quickly in leadership roles.