The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,



The MEAM program provides our students with an educational experience that combines breadth and depth, to allow them to work, develop, and lead in mechanical engineering practice and research or continue their studies in the best graduate schools – within either traditional engineering and research environments, or in non-traditional multidisciplinary environments at the interface between engineering and a diversity of fields, including medicine, business, and law.
Program Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) Program at the University of Pennsylvania is designed to provide a broad and rigorous education that empowers graduates with the fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering needed to engage in the practice of current and emerging technologies. The MEAM program ultimately seeks to prepare graduates for successful careers in their chosen professions.

Within a few years of graduation, mechanical engineers who graduated from the MEAM program will:

1. Become leaders in their chosen fields;
2. Practice mechanical engineering competently, professionally, and ethically;

3. Cultivate curiosity and engage in life-long learning

Student Outcomes

Graduating students must demonstrate the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design both thermal and mechanical systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, model, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  8. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and research.
Student Enrollments and Graduates

Academic Year

Undergrad Enrollment

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

2016 – 2017



2015 ‑ 2016



2014 ‑ 2015



2013 ‑ 2014



2012 ‑ 2013