MEAM Fast Facts


Number of faculty

Our faculty are engaged in teaching and research in the areas of Biomechanics, Computational Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Systems, Mechanics of Materials, Micro- and Nanomechanics and Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion.


Number of undergraduates*

Our MEAM undergraduates are engaged in a program that offers the flexibility for them to specialize in one or more areas in mechanical engineering (for example, energy engineering, mechanical design, fluid mechanics, or structure mechanics) or even such cross disciplinary areas such as robotics, biomechanics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), or mechanics of materials.


Number of MEAM master’s students*

The master’s program in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) is innovative, unique, and nationally recognized for its excellence. We are at the forefront in preparing students for leadership careers by providing opportunities to work in emerging and interdisciplinary areas that are fueling exciting advances in technology.


Number of IPD master’s students*

The degree in Integrated Product Design (IPD) is intended to cultivate design professionals that possess both a breadth of knowledge and a depth of expertise in a specialty, in order to effectively bridge the domains of technology, manufacturing, business, aesthetics, and human-product interaction.


Number of Ph.D. Students*

Doctoral students in MEAM are part of a select group of students who work in close relation to our faculty in the pursuit of timely, relevant research in all areas of mechanical engineering.


Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio

The size of our faculty allows for working with students on a one-on-one basis. Students are not just a face in the crowd, and get to know their professors well by the time they graduate, allowing for better advising, learning and collaboration.


Affiliated Centers and Institutes

Centers and institutes affiliated with the MEAM departments span across the departments in Penn Engineering and foster collaborations across different schools throughout the university.

$14.8 Million

FY 2021 Research Expenditures

Our research stretches across traditional disciplines and uses not only the resources of Penn Engineering but also those of the University as a whole. Projects span the entire spectrum of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, utilizing analytical, experimental and numerical techniques.

*Approximate total, as student numbers tend to fluctuate due to changes in major or degree program. Figures are from FY 2021.