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School Overview

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

School Overview

Interdisciplinary Excellence Built On World-Class Knowledge

About the School

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at Washington State University (WSU) offers Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees (PhD). The School has programs on the main WSU campus in Pullman, in Bremerton at Olympic College and in Everett at the University Center of North Puget Sound. MME has faculty at all three campuses and courses are shared among campuses using videoconference, (AMS). This allows all campuses to offer a large variety of quality courses for all programs

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is part of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

The School offers Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering on three campuses, Pullman, Bremerton, and Everett. Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering is only offered on the Pullman campus.

The School has advanced degree programs in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering, visit the Graduate Studies page for full details on these programs.

The Pullman campus offers students the full four year university environment, while the other two campuses offer upper division programs for place bound students. Students at the Bremerton, or Everett campus normally complete the first two years of the programs at local community colleges transferring to WSU for the final two years. The multiple campuses and programs allow us to match the needs of the students with the experiences of our faculty.

Strategic Plan

You may read the School's Strategic Plan for more details on the future of MME at WSU.

Director's Annual Reports

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at Washington State University is committed to delivering a world-class education to our students and engaging in cutting edge research for society’s benefit. We are also committed to continuous improvement, which begins with measuring and tracking various performance indicators for the School. Indicators include such metrics as degrees awarded, enrollment trends, number of faculty, extramural research support, research publications, student scholarships, and student demographics. The purpose of these annual reports is to summarize that data in a concise and meaningful format.



Both the BSMSE and BSME degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

On our ABET site you may read about our program self-evaluation and accreditation process.

The Bachelor of Science programs are detailed in the Academics section and post graduate (MS PhD) programs are covered in the Graduate Studies sections of this web site.

2016 Enrollment Data:

ME - Enrolled: Full Time 885, Part Time 110, Graduates: 224
MSE - Enrolled: Full Time 113, Part Time 8, Graduates: 15

Detailed enrollment and Graduation data as reported to ASEE for 2016 may be found at these links:

Data from previous years is also available at the ASEE web site.

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Write by Mail

  • Student Services
    School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
    Washington State University
    PO Box 642920
    Pullman, WA 99164-2920


  • Bachelor of Science Degree seeking students: (509) 335-8582
  • Graduate Degree seeking students: (509) 335-4546

Faculty Profiles

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Robert F. Richards
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Irvine in 1990 with MME since 1992, more...

Research Areas

  • Heat Transfer across Nanoparticles
  • Thermal Switching
  • Very Low Cost Thermal and Fluid Experiments for Education
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