The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Howard University has been educating world-class mechanical engineers since 1907. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy. The master's and Ph.D. programs also include interdisciplinary degrees in Atmospheric Sciences and Materials Sciences. Other focus areas offered include applied mechanics, energy systems, manufacturing, and aerospace.

Hands-on learning, high-quality research and entrepreneurial spirit are the main drivers for student success at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Our faculty links engineering education with professional practice to engage students on applying the principles of mechanical engineering to real-world problems as early as freshman year and throughout the academic programs. We produce the next generation of high quality engineers who enter the workforce in industry, government and national labs or pursue graduate degrees as future academicians or research scientists.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty is poised to deliver quality engineering education. Our faculty members consist of award-winning engineering educators and scholars who are internationally recognized by peers as Fellows of ASME and other societies.


Associate Professor Gbadebo Moses Owolabi Named ASME Fellow

Wed, April 4, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director Gbadebo Moses Owolabi has been elevated to the grade of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow remarkably early in his career after nomination from Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Nadir Yilmaz. Read More >>

Associate Professor Grant Warner Honored with the 2018 BEYA Innovators Award

Fri, March 23, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Grant Warner receives the 2018 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Innovators Award.Read More >>