The Department of Mechanical Engineering continues the Johns Hopkins Engineering tradition of providing a quality education to students, preparing them to make substantial contributions to the fields of engineering and science. To achieve this purpose, the department’s faculty is committed to creating a stimulating intellectual environment that encourages all students to achieve their full potential. Our faculty members are actively engaged in both research and teaching programs.

Our research is redefining core disciplines such as fluid mechanics and thermal processes, kinematics and dynamics, mechanics and materials, biomechanics, and computational engineering. Faculty are pioneering applications in robotics and human- machine interaction, micro- and nano-scale engineered devices and materials, energy and the environment, aerospace and marine systems, and biology and medicine. Leveraging today’s ever-escalating advances in computing and simulation technologies, our faculty members create new and impactful data- driven approaches to problem solving and are driving discovery.

We offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our undergraduate program pairs the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering with extensive hands-on research experiences, project-based learning, and a capstone design team project that challenges students to prototype solutions to problems posed by industry sponsors. Graduate students benefit from opportunities to take part in cross-disciplinary collaboration across university divisions, giving them access to resources and expertise from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Applied Physics Laboratory, as well the chance to partner on projects with industry, the federal government, and research institutions worldwide.

Quick Facts

  • 215Undergraduate Students

    Many of our undergraduates participate in research and work in laboratories.

  • 265Graduate Students

    Joining us from around the world, our diverse and active graduate student body contributes to an exciting and dynamic environment for learning and discovery.

  • 33Primary Faculty

    Our department is home to some of the world’s most accomplished and influential scholars in the field of mechanical engineering.

  • #17Ranking

    Among top mechanical engineering programs, according to the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings.