Stanford Engineering has long been at the forefront of groundbreaking research and innovation. Through the development and application of engineering principles across disciplines, we are tackling the major challenges of the 21st century.
The School of Engineering’s mission is to conduct groundbreaking research that addresses a broad range of pressing world problems and to educate future engineers to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Central to this mission is a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff, and ensuring that our environment is nurturing, welcoming, and inclusive of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and beliefs. We are committed to increasing diversity in engineering, including by supporting individuals historically underrepresented in the field. Learn more.
Stanford’s Department of Mechanical Engineering works in four major research areas: computational engineering, design, sustainability and human health. Our research philosophy is simple: Push the limits of the possible – the ultra-efficient and most sustainable, the fully autonomous and super-controlled, the bioinspired and maximally enduring.
With opportunities for exceptional research and mentorship and an array of majors and classes, students have the opportunity to get the most out of an experience at Stanford. We offer several degree programs, as well as research opportunities with faculty in labs and in worldwide experiences in the field.