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$65,300 Median Salary for ME BS | $78,800 Median Salary for ME/MCE MS | $95,100 Median Salary for ME/MCE Ph.D. Source: salary.com April 2023

Idaho LAUNCH grants provide graduating high school seniors with an opportunity to have up to 80% of their tuition and fees covered, up to $8,000, for programs leading to in-demand careers, including Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, students who receive Idaho LAUNCH grants have the option to combine them with other scholarships offered by Idaho State University.

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Welcome to Idaho State Mechanical and Measurement & Control Engineering

The faculty and staff in Idaho State University’s Department of Mechanical and Measurement & Control Engineering work hard to provide students with a well-rounded engineering education. Our ABET-accredited undergraduate and graduate programs provide the opportunities, resources, and real-world experiences needed to prepare students for exciting careers in a variety of industries including aerospace, energy systems, defense, design, research and development, and more. Our students have easy access to professors for help and mentoring, and within the department, there is a strong sense of community and inclusion.

Located in Pocatello and surrounded by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, students have ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, and more. Additionally, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are just a short drive away. 

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Research Areas

Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing engineering encompasses the application of cutting-edge techniques and technologies to enhance the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of manufacturing processes and products.

Controls Engineering

Controls involve the development of mathematical models using analytical and data-driven methods, algorithms, and strategies for designing, analyzing, and controlling physical processes.

Artificial Intelligence

Machine and deep learning research deals with the development of algorithms and models that enable computers to learn from data and make predictions or decisions without being explicitly programmed to
do so.

Robotics and Automation

Robotics and automation research encompasses the development of algorithms, systems, and technologies for designing, implementing, and controlling robotic systems in various industries.

Thermofluid Systems

Thermofluids research studies fluid behavior under thermal and mechanical forces, involving properties, flow patterns, energy transfer, and combustion.

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, development, and maintenance of vehicles and systems used for flight within and beyond Earth's atmosphere.

Engineering Education

Engineering education research comprises the study of teaching and learning strategies, curriculum development, and assessment methods to improve the effectiveness and inclusivity of engineering education.

Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and simulation research involves developing computational models for complex systems with multiple scales and physical phenomena to analyze and predict system behavior.


Ford, Toyota

Tesla, Polaris

Caterpillar, Cummins

Gulfstream, Boeing, NASA

Hill AFB, Puget Sound Naval Base

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon

National Laboratories: INL, LLNL, Sandia


Graduate Schools

ISU, MIT, Stanford

University of Wisconsin

Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech

University of Virginia

University of Tennessee

University of Utah

Colorado State University

And many other organizations and graduate schools across the country!

Contact Us


(208) 282-2902

(208) 282-4538

921 S. 8th Ave
Mail Stop 8060
Pocatello, ID 83209-8060