Department of Mechanical Engineering

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M.E. Graduate Received Fellowship

Recent UNO graduate Pawan Maharjan has been awarded a $10,000 graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

Tau Beta Pi

The Department of Mechanical Engineering prepares students to meet the needs of regional petrochemical, aerospace, manufacturing and oil industries by employing emerging technologies in the classroom and in research settings.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a curriculum based on solid engineering foundations leading to the bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. We work to establish bilateral relationships with industry and -- most importantly -- to encourage and promote a journey of scientific and personal exploration in our students.


The department has a goal of producing well-educated mechanical engineers, who will be successfully employed at the regional and national levels, or who will continue on with graduate studies. In particular the department's goal is to supply the greater New Orleans area, the state of Louisiana, and the region with competent mechanical engineers, while addressing the special needs of the oil (onshore and offshore), petrochemical/process, aerospace, and manufacturing industries. In support of the urban mission of the University, the undergraduate program has particular emphasis on serving non-traditional as well as traditional students.

The department of mechanical engineering will fully employ emerging technologies in the classroom and research settings, will establish bilateral relationships with industry, and will foster personal discovery.

The department will continue its commitment to scholarship and research and the development of graduate programs.

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Students receive hands-on experience with friction-stir welding using leading industrial technologies at the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM). Located at the Michoud Assembly Facility, this is the same equipment and processes used in the NASA Space Program. The course is the result of a partnership between NASA, NCAM, and the University of New Orleans and is open to students at several universities in the region.


ABET Accreditation

Our undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,