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Mechanical Engineering at University of Delaware

If you are interested in studying mechanical engineering, you may want to check out the program at University of Delaware. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

UD is located in Newark, Delaware and has a total student population of 23,613. Of the 4,743 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware in 2021, 114 of them were mechanical engineering majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Mechanical Engineering section at the bottom of this page.

UD Mechanical Engineering Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in ME
  • Master’s Degree in ME
  • Doctorate Degree in ME

Online Classes Are Available at UD

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, UD does offer online courses in ME for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

UD Mechanical Engineering Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks ME programs across the country. The following shows how UD performed in these rankings.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The ME major at UD is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Mechanical Engineering. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools 155
Most Focused Mechanical Engineering Schools 217

In 2021, 16 students received their master’s degree in ME from UD. This makes it the #115 most popular school for ME master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 5 students who received their doctoral degrees in ME, making the school the #92 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UD ME Graduates

The median salary of ME students who receive their bachelor's degree at UD is $64,605. This is less than $65,190, which is the national average of all ME majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


ME Student Demographics at UD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the ME majors at University of Delaware.

UD Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Program

25% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 75% of ME bachelor's degrees went to men and 25% went to women. The typical ME bachelor's degree program is made up of only 17% women. So female students are more repesented at UD since its program graduates 8% more women than average.


About 68% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in ME at UD are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Delaware with a bachelor's in ME.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 77
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

UD Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program

13% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 16 students graduated with a master's degree in ME from UD. About 88% were men and 13% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Delaware with a master's in ME.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 7
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UD also has a doctoral program available in ME. In 2021, 5 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That ME Grads May Go Into

A degree in ME can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DE, the home state for University of Delaware.

Occupation Jobs in DE Average Salary in DE
Cost Estimators 970 $68,690
Mechanical Engineers 670 $106,220
Architectural and Engineering Managers 370 $157,490
Engineering Professors 230 $78,470


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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