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, and interdisciplinary degree programs. Master of Science degrees are also offered in Engineering Management, Operations Research, Energy Systems, Data Analytics Engineering, and Robotics. 

  • Department Highlights
    Two Federally-Funded Research Centers:

    National Academy of Engineering Faculty Members:


  • New Faculty Spotlight
    Babak Heydari
    Associate Professor

    Babak Heydari joins the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department in August 2018 as an Associate Professor. He earned his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include socio-technical systems, systems engineering and design, social and economic networks, resilience of networked systems, computational social sciences, platform-based systems, sharing economy systems, computational social sciences, game theory, artificial intelligence.