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Innovation in the Discipline

Interdisciplinary at its core, the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern focuses on optimizing and solving real world global challenges such as healthcare systems, energy systems, and resilience systems. Through a holistic thinking approach and partnerships with industry, our faculty and students are creating solutions to an ever changing world.

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Tyler Gogal
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2021

Mechanical engineering student Tyler Gogal, E'21, has received a Fulbright Open Study/Research Award to pursue a master’s degree in...

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Lianna Schuele
BS Industrial Engineering and MS Engineering Management, 2021

As an undergraduate major in Industrial Engineering and a masters student in Engineering Management, Lianna Schuele is focused on...

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New MS in Robotics Degree

A new Master of Science in Robotics degree program offers an interdisciplinary, technically challenging, and hands-on learning experience, providing students a comprehensive understanding of the algorithms, sensors, control systems, and mechanisms used in robotics to help you stand out in the field and make transformative impact on society.

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Aerospace NU Club

As part of the Aerospace NU student club, mechanical engineering student Noah Ossanna, E’22, and electrical engineering student John Buczek, E’22, are working on building a fleet of autonomous drones that could be used in search-and-rescue missions

Aerospace NU Club

Engineering in Action

Co-op Leads to Career Position at SpaceX

Ethan Flynn, BS, mechanical engineering, says co-op sets you up for the future. He completed three co-ops in his 4.5 years at Northeastern: Sikorsky working on Black Hawk helicopters, NASA JPL working on the Mars Rover 2020, and at SpaceX, which he converted to a full time position!

From Co-op to Full Time Job Offer—Before Graduation

Sharon Melul Steinfeld, BS, industrial engineering and MS, Engineering Management, completed co-ops at Hasbro as a project engineer on the Transformer toy line, and at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant for company mergers. Sharon got a full time job offer 18 months before graduating and contributes this to her co-op opportunities.

Recent News

Northeastern Team Selected as a Finalist in the 2021 RASC-AL Competition

The Northeastern University team has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 RASC-AL Competition! They will showcase their aerospace concepts via a virtual platform during the 2021 RASC-AL Forum, scheduled June 15 – 17, 2021. Specifically, the Northeastern team will present their Venusian Atmospheric and Land Exploration: a Human-Assisted Low-Latency Approach (VALHALLA) project at 3:10-4:10 PM […]

Using Recycled Paper to Cool the Air

MIE Associate Professor Yi Zheng developed a “cooling paper” that could help cool the air in homes and businesses without the use of electricity. How to keep cool without turning on the A/C Main photo: What if buildings could stay cool all on their own—no electricity required? That’s the premise of a new invention by […]

Getting a Rover Ready to Compete

Engineering students are working to design a new rover that will compete in The Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge. Students have developed a rover to explore Mars. But first, it has to roam on campus. Main photo: Meet Watney Mark 2.1. This rover is meant to traverse red dirt. But first its wheels must taste […]

Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. BASE CAMP AWARDS Ana Salichs, COE’22, “Colorimetric Assays […]