Research & Internships
Boost Your Job Prospects
Put your education to work, refine your skills and gain professional experience – all before graduation.
AME students complete internships and do intensive design projects and research.
All College of Engineering students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one industry internship – many of which are paid – typically for course credit.
Visit the UA Engineering website for extensive information about the college’s internship program.
AME’s Internship Guidelines (PDF) provide department-specific internship requirements and protocol.
Exceptional Design Projects
The UA Engineering Design Program is crucial to your career readiness. This yearlong experience helps ensure you are ready for the workplace and opens doors to employers.
Mechanical engineering seniors work on teams with students from other engineering disciplines creating real-world models and products, some of which are patented and commercialized, for industry and academic clients. Aerospace engineers tackle discipline-specific capstones with a variety of design challenges.
Present your project at Design Day – arguably the most exciting college event of the year besides graduation. Impress industry partners, see how professional engineers rate your work, and win prizes and public recognition.
Exciting Research Opportunities
Consider signing on for a research experience with renowned faculty and dedicated grad students. Project advisers can award financial support, when available, and academic credit under AME 392 or AME 492. Please email the researcher directly for more information or to communicate your interest.
- Microrobotic Drug Delivery System
Professor Eniko T. Enikov
Engineering Heat Transfer: Modelling and Conceptual Thermomechanical Design
Professor Daniel Diaz
The objective of this course is the application of fundamental heat transfer principles to the solution of modern engineering problems. The student will be involved in conceptual and mathematical solution of two intermediate-level heat transfer problems, development of computer codes/files that allow evaluation of the solution within a wide range of input variables (e.g., material properties, time, space), and conceptual thermomechanical design of an experimental setup that models the selected problem. Interested students must register course AME492, Spring 23. Please email your resume and GPA. Requisites: approved AME432.
Find more projects through the UA Science Office of Undergraduate Research resource list and researcher database.