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About the Department

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students. The department's faculty members are actively involved in providing a hands-on education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our faculty and students engage in cutting-edge research with support from industry and federal agencies. Annual research expenditures are more than $500K per faculty member, per year. Our research programs are especially strong in areas such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

The department's offices and facilities are located throughout many buildings on campus; department administration resides in the Reber Building. Faculty offices and laboratory facilities can also be found in Hammond, Leonhard, Research East, Engineering Unit E, the High Pressure Combustion Laboratory, NARCO Building in CATO Park and the Radiation Science and Engineering Center.

Our mechanical engineering program continues to be one of the most popular at Penn State. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked Penn State's mechanical engineering undergraduate program 17th in the country. In 2018, the graduate program was ranked 16th among the 170 ranked mechanical engineering programs in the U.S.

Our nuclear engineering program is one of the few programs in the country with a working research reactor. Penn State offers undergraduate and graduate students unique opportunities to learn and research in state-of-the-art experimental facilities under the supervision of internationally known faculty. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked Penn State's nuclear engineering graduate program 9th in the country.

 
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With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at me.psu.edu.

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. A strong focus on experimental research distinguishes us from many other programs. Our actively growing program has 8 faculty members and almost 90 graduate students. In the Radiation Science and Engineering Center, nuclear engineering students can take advantage of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the longest operating university research reactor in the country. Visit nuce.psu.edu for more information.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519