SAE 2016
The ME Department's 2016 SAE team

What Mechanical Engineering Offers

Our hands-on curriculum and projects give students the best opportunity to learn and interact with our faculty. Our graduates work in many diverse industries in the Silicon Valley, including aerospace, medical devices and biotechnology, telecommunications, semiconductor manufacturing and equipment, power generation, and product design.

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Zero G Team

Who Should Apply?

Do you like to draw and design things? Are you good at math and science? Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works, or how products are designed, or how robotics are controlled? If so, you should consider an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. If you already hold an undergraduate degree, and you want to take your knowledge to the next level, take a look at our Master of Science degree program. Our graduate program caters to working professionals with evening classes and a practical, project-based curriculum.

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Advice from Alumni

Check out advice from our BSME graduates (3-7 years after graduation) that was collected in the Summer of 2020.

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SJSU's Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center and Dr. Ali Tohidi

Check out this NBC News story about the opening of SJSU's Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. New ME professor Dr. Ali Tohidi is one of five new faculty members hired across campus as part of this center and the only one in the College of Engineering. An SJSU Newsroom article discusses Dr. Tohidi's work in particular.

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Solar Powered Automated Transportation

"Solar-Powered Automated Transportation: Feasibility and Visualization," a study by Dr. Furman, Dr. Laxmi, ME Alumni Jack Fogelquist, and several others was published this December 2021 by MTI. "The report is the culmination of 19 months of research into the feasibility of powering a radically new public transportation system by grid tied solar PV and an investigation into how to best visualize it for stakeholder buy-in," says Dr. Furman. 
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Amanda Ross & Max Rothe - Best Product Innovation

Congratulations to Amanda Ross (MS Biomedical Engineering) and Max Rothe (BS Mechanical Engineering) for winning the Best Product Innovation Award at the 18th Annual Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge. The K Tree is a modular, biosafe climbing structure for koala rehabilitation! See the full list of winning innovations at the SVIC Website

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Fred Barez - Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame

Fred Barez, ME Professor and Chair of Aviation & Technology, and Mark Pasquale, VP and General Manager of Special Programs at Lockheed Martin Space and SJSU alum, were elected to the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame.

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SJSU SAE Participates at the AutoTech Science Fair

On October 14th, Dr. Barez, students Alyssa Froelich, Wayne Flores, Vivian Abishai Chitati, Rohit Dantkale, as well as other SJSU Graduate Students and SAE Team Members participated in the recent AutoTech Science Fair where they presented the SJSU SAE Racing Vehicles as well as some Autonomous Vehicle Projects. While representing SJSU and SJSU SAE, students were able to network and find internship opportunities.