Montana State University

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department

M&IE Department Head, Chris Jenkins

chris jenkins

The Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M&IE) Department at MSU is one of the largest academic departments at MSU. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. These degree programs are all accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the organization that accredits all engineering programs in the United States. In fact, ours are the only accredited ME, IE, and MET programs offered in Montana. Additionally, we offer M.S. degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial & Management Engineering. The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree program offered by the College of Engineering.

Departmental offices are located in one of the historic buildings on campus and most departmental laboratories are located in the new Engineeing & Physical Science (EPS) building. We have added considerable new equipment to our laboratories and, coupled with the state-of-the-art facilities in the new EPS building, we believe our laboratory facilities are comparable to any in the country.

Our educational programs at MSU are some of the strongest in the country. Classes are relatively small and close faculty interaction is stressed. The faculty is enthusiastic and dedicated. Students from MSU are first-rate and competitive; in fact, on a per capita basis, Montana students generally lead the country in national awards. Students in ME, IE, and MET routinely score higher than the national average on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Our staff is excellent and dedicated to assisting both students and faculty. Finally, Bozeman is truly an exceptional place to attend college, offering some of the best outdoor activities anywhere.

M&IE faculty are outstanding scholars, involved in a number of state-of-the-art creative activities. Advanced research programs are on-going in areas such as energy technology, materials and structures, and product design and manufacture. Research support comes from government agencies such as DoD, DoE, NASA, and NSF, and numerous industrial partners. Several textbooks have been published by M&IE faculty members, and many M&IE faculty members regularly consult for the public and private sectors.

We’d love to hear from you whether your interest is in participating in one of our many fine degree programs or in working with our scholars and state-of-the-art facilities. Please feel free to contact me or any of our faculty and staff.

Very best regards,

Christopher H.M. Jenkins, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor Head
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department