Portland State University, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department

The MME Department (www.pdx.edu/mechanical-materials-engineering) currently has 12 faculty members (11 tenure track), including 1 NSF CAREER Award recipient and 1 PECASE recipient. The Department offers four degree programs and one graduate certificate: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE), Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME), Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in Semiconductor Materials and Manufacturing. All degree programs are accredited, the BSME program through ABET and the graduate programs through NWCCU. 

The MME Department is committed to educate, inspire, prepare, and mentor students to excel as professionals and to grow throughout their careers in science and engineering. The Department nurtures a professional, collaborative, and supportive learning environment that encourages initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; promotes scholarship and teaching excellence; and sustains a vital, state-of-the-art research enterprise for students and faculty to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.

Portland State University is a public university located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. The University is known nationally for its innovation, community engagement, and sustainability initiatives. Its urban setting and unique relationship with the city, regional agencies, and local high-tech companies provide a living laboratory for urban research, and industry and government collaboration.

Portland State University and MCECS have a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism, and provide a welcoming atmosphere with unique professional opportunities for leaders from underrepresented groups. Portland State University is not only Portland’s public research university, it is also Oregon’s most diverse, innovative and affordable research university.