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B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering

Design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems through the study of mechanical engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Mississippi prepares students in the following disciplines: rigid-body statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials, design, and laboratory diagnostics.

Key Benefits

Learn how to design, develop, and maintain systems with moving components from an acclaimed faculty at the University of Mississippi.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduates of the mechanical engineering program at Ole Miss have job opportunities in areas including automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, construction, law, medicine, and finance.

Experiences Offered

Mechanical Engineering students at Ole Miss have a variety of opportunities to enhance their education while at the university. Students may participate in engineering design competitions, co-ops, internships, undergraduate research, and have access to a number of study abroad opportunities.


B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering Faculty

The Mechanical Engineering faculty members are a diverse group committed to the department's motto of being "Student Focused and Research Driven" and have prior experience at outstanding industries and government including Google and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

Arunachalam Raj Rajendran
Chair and Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Prabhakar R Mantena
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Tyrus A McCarty
Assistant Dean for Special Initiatives in the School of Engineering, Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Professor of General Engineering
Tejas S Pandya
Instructional Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Farhad Farzbod
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Shan Jiang
Assistant Professor - Emphasis in Computational Solid Mechanics
Taiho Yeom
Assistant Professor - Thermo Fluids Energy
Damian L Stoddard
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Specific requirements for the B.S.M.E. include Writ 100, Writ 101, or Hon 101; Writ 102, Liba 102 or Hon 102; Math 261-264, Math 353; Chem 105, 106, 115, 116; Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Csci 251; Econ 310; Engr 309, 310 or Math 375, 312, 313, 314, 321, 323, 330, 360, 361, 420, 553; M E 101, 201, 324, 325, 401, 402, 416, 419, 426, 428, 438.    One technical elective must be chosen from Thermal/Fluid Elective including M E 406, 529 or Engr 551.    A second technical elective must be chosen from Design Elective (includes 1 hour of design): M E 406, 417, 418, 422, 523, 524, 526, 527, 531, 534, 535, 538, 540, 541, 555 or Engr 559.    A third technical elective must be chosen from any of the Thermal/Fluid Elective courses, Design Elective courses or Other Electives including M E 417, 418, 421, 521, 522, 523, 524, 529, 530, 532, 533, 537, 543, Engr 410, 515, 558, 559, 585, 590, 593.

Freshmen may directly enroll in B.S.M.E. with an ACT Math score of at least 24 (or SAT equiv) or 3.2 high school core GPA. Students transferring to the program from other majors or other institutions must have 2.25 cumulative GPA as well as 24 ACT Math score or 76 ALEKS math placement score or B in MATH 125 or higher math class.

Tamara Crawford

Tamara Crawford (02) started her career at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in 2003. She has held numerous positions at Lockheed and has since received the National Black Engineer of the Year Award.

Student Organizations

Ole Miss Mechanical Engineering students may become involved with a number of student organizations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers.