ME & MET Department Heads

The ME and MET Department Head community works together to encourage communication, collaboration, and innovation in education among faculty leaders of mechanical engineering and allied programs worldwide.

Facilitation and encouragement of communication both among department heads/chairs and with ASME and other organizations is executed by sponsoring, organizing, and promoting involvement in forums, meetings, conferences, workshops, and other relevant events to discuss issues related to the mechanical engineering profession. Topics may include education, curricula, accreditation, student development, research, faculty development, department head/chair professional concerns, and other appropriate matters, and their relation to the professional development of mechanical engineers.

Please visit the American Society for Engineering Education for more general engineering education information

Summits & Workshops

International Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit (MEED)


ASME Biennial Mechanical Engineering Department Benchmarking Survey & Study:

We target all ME Departments to participate, but only those who participate will receive the detailed results.

The results of the survey available include faculty salaries and number within all ranks, faculty start-up data, number of courses taught by faculty, course buy-out, SCHs, BS, MS, and PhD degrees awarded, department financial and staffing data, department chair/head salary, and more. The results are summarized within the Carnegie classifications, which give direct comparisons of your program with programs at similar institutions.

Perhaps you are wondering how these data have been used in the past and why you should bother participating? Past department chair recipients have said that these data are important for discussions with their deans for resources. They can show how they compare with their peers or universities to whom they aspire. They have said these data are helpful in fundraising with alumni and industry, and in discussions with new faculty hires concerning starting salaries and start-ups.

American Society for Engineering Education:

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. It accomplishes this mission by:

  • Promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice
  • Exercising worldwide leadership
  • Fostering the technological education of society
  • Providing quality products and services to members

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