Welcome to Mechanical Engineering at Rice!
If you like to solve problems and appreciate the challenge of taking a project from concept to completion, Rice’s mechanical engineering program will give you opportunities to build and create and learn in the process. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded students with whom you’ll collaborate and create solutions to real-world problems. You’ll get to know your professors and forge friendships that will stay with you for years to come.
In our program, you’ll be encouraged to showcase your entrepreneurial spirit, taking part in competitions and team projects that may lead to securing a patent or selling a product. You’ll have extraordinary opportunities to work with faculty in their research, possibly culminating in paper publication or a presentation at a national conference. You’ll work and study in state-of-the-art facilities, including the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK), where you can use the machine shop, laser cutter, circuit board printer and 3-D printer to bring your engineering ideas to life.
Here, your professors and classmates will know who you are and celebrate your successes. Here, you have all the resources of one of the world’s leading research universities in an intimate setting designed to help you discover your strengths and reach your goals.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is dedicated to educating 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.
Prospective Students Visiting Rice Campus
If you are interested in Mechanical Engineering and would like to visit campus as a prospective student, the Office of Admission offers information sessions for prospective undergraduates weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
The School of Engineering also holds a weekly information session at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays.
Registration for these sessions is through the Office of Admission
General Program Information and Resources