The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Northeastern University offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students receive a high quality classroom based instruction in conjunction with industrial work experience as part of our top ranked cooperative education program. International experiences can be gained through taking a semester abroad at a partner institution, working on co-op abroad, or participating in a Global Dialogues Program. Graduate students work with our world renowned faculty to achieve research experience and their career goals, and have opportunities to participate in the graduate cooperative education program.

The department offers degrees at all levels (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering disciplines. Professional Master of Science degrees are also offered in Engineering Management, Operations Research and Computer Systems Engineering. Our faculty also work with students in the Bioengineering PhD Program. Participation in interdisciplinary doctoral programs with other departments and colleges is also encouraged.

  • Department Highlights
    Two Federally-Funded Research Centers:

    National Academy of Engineering Faculty Members:


  • New Faculty Spotlight
    Safa Jamali
    Assistant Professor

    Safa Jamali joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in September 2017 as an Assistant Professor. He earned his PhD at Case Western Reserve University in 2015. His research interests include microstructure-macroscopic properties relationship in complex fluids; rheology and physics of complex and structured fluids; colloidal suspensions; mesoscale computational science; computational fluid dynamics; physics of living systems; hemorheology and hemodynamics.