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Additional Mechanical Engineering Information for COVID-19


  • Most of our key undergraduate classes now have recitation sections. These will continue online. Please look for an announcement from your instructor for details on how the recitation will be conducted. Please continue to try to make use of this important resource for your academic success.


  • Please contact your major advisor via email for advising issues. If your major advisor is not available, any of the other professors in Mechanical Engineering can also serve as your advisor. The advisor can access your Degree Works records and you can send your advisor electronic documents as necessary. Please do not ask  nor try to meet with your advisor in person. Electronic signatures on all documents will be acceptable.

Student Resources:

  • Please reach out to your professors with course-specific questions.
  • Please reach out to your advisor (see above) with degree or advising questions.
  • For any other questions, reach out to Department Chair, Ken Bosworth,


The Mechanical Engineering program at ISU provides students with a well rounded engineering education. Graduates are well prepared for exciting careers in various industries, such as aerospace, energy systems, defense, design, R&D, as well as entry into graduate programs. The relatively small college within a large university provides all the benefits of both, small and large universities, where students have easy access to the professor for help and mentoring, well-developed infrastructure, laboratories, sporting, and cultural events. In addition, ISU is rated as one of the safest campuses in the nation, surrounded by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and in close proximity to national parks such as Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Pocatello and its surroundings offer ample opportunities for outdoor activities for all seasons.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Mechanical Engineering (ME) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,