Undergraduate Programs

Mechanical engineering students at Rice University are able to combine theoretical concepts with hands-on experience, through internships and research assistantships in faculty laboratories. They learn to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, working on projects for industries and nonprofits alike in the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, contributing to the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment, and competing nationally in engineering competitions such as the ASME Innovation Showcase and Shell Eco-marathon. Learn about why you should major in mechanical engineering.