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