Michigan Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics jumped from 48th to 44th in the US News & World Report rankings published in “America’s Best Graduate Schools” just in time for their 85th Anniversary. As the Department celebrates 85 years of education, innovation, and invention; the increase ranking reinforces the strides made to be a continuing force in Mechanical Engineering at a national and international level.
“I am extremely pleased and proud,” said William Predebon, chair of the department. “This is just fantastic. The ranking is a recognition by our peers and is the result of hard work on the part of our faculty and staff, as well as the accomplishments of our graduates.”
The US News rankings of individual engineering programs in doctorate-granting universities are based on reputation as measured by feedback from department heads or chairs in each specialty, who rate other programs on a five-point scale. The rankings were released March 13, 2012.