Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Berkeley


The Department of Mechanical Engineering's research projects are primarily funded by the National Science Foundation, governmental agencies, and the many industries located around Berkeley and the Silicon Valley. In this dynamic environment, our students find themselves inundated with job offers and exciting career opportunities throughout the United States and worldwide.

With the turn of the century, the field of mechanical engineering enters a particularly vital era. The "information age," born in the last century, has already affected every aspect of our discipline and, without a doubt, revolutionized the field of mechanical engineering.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, mechanical engineers designed and worked with large rotating machines. Today, our work spans all areas of energy production and transfer, as well as the vast area of system design and control. A survey of our faculty's research areas is a voyage through a world complex enough to include robotics, miniaturization, automated manufacturing, automated highway systems, biomaterials, computer mechanics, improved efficiency internal combustion engines, machine-learning-enhanced sustainable energy technologies, and the dynamics and control of both ground vehicles and aircraft.

Undergraduate Programs

Mechanical Engineering: BS, Minor
Materials Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering: BS (Joint Major)
Mechanical Engineering/Nuclear Engineering: BS (Joint Major)

Graduate Programs

Mechanical Engineering: MEng, MS, PhD

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Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering

6141 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510-642-1338

Fax: 510-642-6163

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Department Chair

Chris Dames, PhD

6107 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510-643-7013

Director of Student Services

William Orta, MBA

6189 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510-642-5085

Student Services & EDI Advisor

Patrick Civello

6193 Etcheverry Hall

Phone: 510-642-4094

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