Rice MECH research — in robotics, aeronautics and fluid mechanics, among other areas — demonstrates the breadth and excitement of mechanical engineering.
At a Glance
Mechanical engineering was one of the original engineering disciplines when the Rice Institute opened in 1912. Today, mechanical engineering is one of the most popular majors at Rice and is the second largest in the George R. Brown School of Engineering.
Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs can lead to careers in industry or academia that focus on a diverse set of areas, including aerospace engineering, biomedical systems, computational fluid dynamics, computational mechanics, fluids-thermal science, mechanical design, mechanics, robotics, systems dynamics, and controls.
Living in Houston
Houston is a center for the energy industry, medical research, space exploration and a growing high-technology sector. Rice mechanical engineering students benefit from these relationships through collaborative research projects, summer internships and making contacts for post-graduation employment.