Through the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kettering, you’ll not only learn about objects and systems with motion — you’ll have plenty of hands-on opportunities to design, build and analyze them, too.
At Kettering, the coursework and experiential learning opportunities for our mechanical engineering degrees are unmatched. Our mechanical engineering programs have a long history of nurturing brilliant minds. Join the ranks of our successful alumni and take advantage of the opportunities and student community at Kettering.
Gain real-life, on-the-job experience and practice what you learn while you earn your mechanical engineering degree. As early as your first year at Kettering, you’ll alternate between taking classroom courses and applying what you’ve learned while working in the field with one of our corporate partners, such as Coca-Cola, Dow, General Motors and Kawasaki Motors — to name just a few.
Student competition teams
While you earn your bachelor’s in mechanical engineering degree or your master’s, you’ll have opportunities to join a team of like-minded students and take on other colleges in nationwide challenges and competitions, from combat robotics to the Shell Eco-marathon.
Society of Automotive Engineer teams
Apply your classroom education in mechanical engineering by developing autonomous vehicles, formula cars, and more. Kettering’s student teams include Autodrive, Formula One, Mini Baja, Clean Snowmobile and Aerodesign.
From your first week at Kettering, you’ll apply and build your skills in our research labs. As a mechanical engineering major, you’ll learn and work in our e-Design and e-Manufacturing Studio, Energy Systems Lab, Crash Safety Center, Advanced Engine Research Lab, DENSO International Dynamic Systems Design Studio and The Center for Fuel Cell Systems and Powertrain.