Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Curricular options: Mechatronics, Nanoscience & Molecular Engineering

Topic: Engineering

Undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering explore fundamental principles of mechanical engineering and their application to modern technological problems. Students collaborate on interdisciplinary work where they research and design creative, leading-edge solutions to these problems. Our curriculum focuses on the study of dynamics, controls, and robotics; manufacturing processes and advanced materials; energy and environmentally-friendly “green” engineering; engineering for health with biotechnologies and biomechanics.

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Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

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Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

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