Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Traditionally, many mechanical engineers headed to the automotive and aerospace industries, but today’s big growth areas are energy, robotics, bioengineering and nanotechnology.

The master of science in mechanical engineering degree program prepares both recent baccalaureate graduates and experienced mechanical engineers for advanced micro-scale and nano-scale mechanical and thermal design and development. Designed to accommodate the needs of working engineers who wish to continue their education, the program offers courses at times convenient for students employed on a full-time basis.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Catalog page: MS

MS in Mechanical Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering or one of the natural sciences from an accredited U.S. institution or a comparable institution abroad 

GPA: Minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

Minimum revised GRE scores of 150, 160, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Beth Doody
800 W. Campbell Road EC38
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: ECSN 2.512

Possible Careers

Mechanical engineer, design engineer, manufacturing engineer, systems engineer, R&D specialist, product/process engineer, project engineer, consulting engineer, and application/sales engineer

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.