Undergraduate Programs

Mechanical engineers are curious about how things work. They are creative problem solvers who design, develop and improve products we use every day. If you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives, this is a great career.

Mechanical Engineering is the broadest field of engineering. It touches every other branch. Mechanical engineers design everything from prosthetic limbs and cancer treatments to cutting-edge, alternative energy systems like offshore wind turbines.

The University of Toledo has one of the best engineering schools in the country. Our programs focus on hands-on learning and practical experience.

Thanks to our unique, mandatory co-op program, mechanical engineering students graduate with a year of real-work experience and often with full-time job offers.

Learn more about the Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department.

Top Reasons to Study Mechanical Engineering at UToledo

  1. Mandatory, paid co-ops.
    Students spend three semesters as paid interns and often get job offers from their employers.
  2. Cutting-edge facilities.
    Work with the latest equipment in laboratories and workshops located within our multimillion dollar, multi-building engineering complex. You’ll have access to advanced mechanic and thermal science measurement equipment; state-of-the-art, computer-aided design software; and robotic control systems.
  3. Hands-on learning.
    UToledo Mechanical Engineering students get the real-world design experience they need to be competitive in the job market through:
    • Freshman design projects. Students work in teams to create a business plan and prototype using a 3D printer. This is great training for future entrepreneurs.
    • Senior design capstone course. Design and create a functional prototype to solve a problem for a real client.
    • Lab research
    • Formula SAE Car Team, which competes nationally
  4. Faculty with diverse backgrounds.
    Our faculty members have professional and research experience with NASA, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Co., Chrysler, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Air Force.
  5. Comprehensive course offerings.
    UToledo offers a wide array of engineering majors. This allows undergraduates to take courses in other areas of interest. Many Mechanical Engineering majors also minor in business administration, entrepreneurship, chemistry, biology, mathematics and more. Because we live and work in an increasingly diverse culture, you also may want to consider the College of Arts and Letters' new minor in World Cultures.
  6. Accreditation.
    The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Meet Grant Epstein

'23, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

"The co-op program allowed me to learn about what I like doing and, more importantly, what I don't like doing. This allowed me to pick jobs that pique my interest."

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What jobs can I get with a Mechanical Engineering degree?

98% of UToledo Mechanical Engineering graduates accept a job offer or enter graduate school within six months of graduation.

Many work as process or design engineers in such fields as:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Design
  • Innovation

Alumni have been hired by Fortune 500 companies, including:

  • Budwesier
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Co.
  • Honda Motor Co.
  • NASA
  • Owens-Illinois, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Walt Disney Company

Our students have been accepted into graduate programs at:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • John Hopkins University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Michigan

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


The University of Toledo is one of eight programs in the U.S. to require co-op experiences for all engineering undergraduates. We have an entire staff at our Career Development Center dedicated to helping students find co-ops and hone their professional skills for interviews. Students spend three semesters in the field. They have been placed in 40 states and 34 countries.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 11/16/23