Mechanical Engineering

From aerospace to manufacturing and aviation to acoustics, a degree in mechanical engineering can prepare you for an exciting career in a variety of industries.

  • ME majors will gain valuable experience in class projects that involve analysis, design and modeling techniques applied to drones, medical devices, spaceflight, automobiles, lean and sustainable manufacturing, nano/micro technology, energy production and more.
  • Apply what you learn by joining a student organization such as the Formula Kentucky Team, the Solar Car Team, and the Wildcat Tractor Pulling Team.  All these and more allow students to integrate their classroom instruction with exciting extracurricular competitions, service projects and outreach.
  • Every year we have students that co-op or intern at NASA, GE, Boeing, Toyota, Trane, Cummins, Alltech, Marathon, Dow Corning, DuPont, and Big Ass Solutions as well as engineering firms and suppliers in and around Lexington, the region and the United States.
  • In addition to the BS in Mechanical Engineering, students may opt to receive formalized recognition of an emphasis in aerospace subjects through the Aerospace Certificate Program.

logo-abetThe University of Kentucky Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information on ABET visit