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Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. With more than 50 faculty members, 330 graduate students and 1,000 undergraduate students, our department is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. Our faculty are actively involved in providing a hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering.

I invite you to explore our department, academics, and research.

Karen Thole,
Department Head

 
 

Undergraduate Majors

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Dual Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering
  • Dual Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering

Resident Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • M.Eng. in Nuclear Engineering

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Student Organizations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Nuclear Society
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Alpha Nu Sigma
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • PSU Robotics Club
  • Penn State Formula SAE
  • EcoCar Team
  • 3-D Printing Club
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems Club
  • Lunor Lions

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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

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519