At the beginning of 2009, the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering to become the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Today the department has an enrollment of approximately 500 undergraduates majoring in mechanical engineering, and pursuing graduate studies. Last year, NJIT awarded 90 bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering, 39 master's degrees, and seven PhDs.
The department also has an active research program with more than $3 million annually in grant funding from government and private sources. Both the research and the education programs focus on such cutting-edge technologies as electro-hydrodynamics, energetic materials, engineered particulates and micro-fluid dynamics technologies.