Department of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook


Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah! The department’s faculty and staff are committed to educating tomorrow’s engineering leaders and producing leading-edge research.

The mission of the graduate program is to provide a world-class education that instills the professional, technical, critical thinking, and communication skills necessary for students and faculty to make impactful contributions to society. The graduate program has an extensive course list that complements the research mission. Over the last decade, more than 30 new courses have been added to the graduate curriculum in areas of growing demand such as aerospace, systems engineering, experimental and computational mechanics, wearable robotics, and micro/nanoscale systems. Both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered.

Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Mark Fehlberg
BS/MS and MS-non-thesis Student Advising
Office: 1340 MEK
Phone: (801) 585-9293

List of support staff for graduate students (Advisors, GAPA, etc.) and their assigned roles, contact information

Lane Sutton
Current Students: Last Names M-Z
MSNT, MS -Thesis and PhD Student Advising
Quals Exams, Recruitment, GSAC
Office: 1568 MEKEmail: lane.sutton@utah.eduPhone: (801) 581-3197

Michelle Turner
Current Students: Last Names A-L
MSNT, MS -Thesis and PhD Student Advising
Graduation, Tuition Benefit Program, Thesis Formatting
Office: 1569 MEK
Phone: (801) 585-7153