There are several undergraduate opportunities in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering. From undergraduate engineering degrees, dual degrees, certificates, unique focus areas and extracurricular activities, there are many options available to explore and develop professional skills. The Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Industrial Engineering (IE) undergraduate programs within the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa emphasize both a broad education in engineering fundamentals and the opportunity for in-depth learning in an elective focus area.
Undergraduate Engineering Degrees
Our department offers two undergraduate degree opportunities. Click on each below to learn more.
Both Mechanical and Industrial engineering programs offer joint BS/MS degrees in the respective departments. To learn more, click on each link below.
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students are provided the opportunity to earn Certificates jointly with their degrees. Certificates allow students to focus or specialize in an area, topic, or field outside of their specific engineering focus to gain an understanding and knowledge of topics that will help them professionally. The following are common Certificates received by Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students:
- International Business
- Technological Entrepreneurship Certificate
- Wind Energy
- Naval Hydrodynamics
Design Experiences for Students
Students in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering who are close to finishing their degrees are required to take a capstone course that allows them to translate what they learned in the classroom into real projects. From design sequences that are closely tied to actual industrial design projects to international project experiences for undergraduate engineering students, there are projects to interest every student.
- Senior Design Projects
- Program for Enhanced Design Experience (PEDE)
- Virtual International Project Teams (VIPT)
Student organizations are clubs are an important aspect of your undergraduate career. The College of Engineering is home to dozens of student organizations and clubs. There are clubs for every interest, whether it be a hobby or a professional subject. Below are some student organizations in the field of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Additional College of Engineering organizations can be found here.