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There are four main subdisciplines within mechanical engineering— thermodynamics and fluids, solid mechanics, dynamics and controls, and manufacturing — so students learn early on to work on interdisciplinary teams.








The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to spurring interdisciplinary research. Collaborative efforts between mechanical engineers and electrical engineers have been particularly promising in recent years, producing noteworthy advances in micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS).

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The field of robotics has also benefited from the joint efforts of researchers as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and computer scientists work to accelerate the development of breakthrough technologies.

Mechanical engineering researchers at the Jonsson School focus on a wide range of topics that address issues in electrical, mechanical, robotics and aerospace systems. Their cutting-edge exploration into these topics offers students at the Jonsson School the opportunity to benefit from the latest research into engineering topics spanning a range of growing industries.