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Undergraduate Program

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is dedicated to MEMSundergrad01educating the next generation of engineers who go on to become leaders in their professions and are accepted into top-rated graduate programs. Our programs offer strong foundations in math and science, vital research and design experience and opportunities to develop leadership skills. We prepare our students to make an impact in the world.

For an overview of our programs and links to more information, please visit our page for prospective students.

If you would like to visit campus as a prospective student, the Office of Admissions offers information sessions for prospective undergraduates weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The School of Engineering holds a weekly information session at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays. Registration for these sessions is through the website of the Office of Admission.

Rice University seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy, Rice does not discriminate in admission, educational programs, or employment against any individual on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, or handicap.

Why Mechanical Engineering?

Do you wonder 'What does a mechanical engineer do?' Satisfy your curiosity and learn more about mechanical engineering.

General Freshmen Engineering Courses

Explore the courses we offer which are suitable for freshmen to give them a taste of engineering while they are taking their foundation courses. For a list of courses suitable for freshmen and course descriptions please visit General Engineering Freshmen Courses.