Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Traditionally many mechanical engineers headed for automotive and aerospace, but today’s big growth areas are energy, robotics, bioengineering and nanotechnology. The MS in Mechanical Engineering degree program prepares both recent baccalaureate graduates and experienced mechanical engineers for advanced micro-scale and nanoscale 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

MS in Mechanical Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A bachelor's degree in engineering or one of the natural sciences from an institution of higher education in the U.S. or from a comparable institution abroad.

GPA: A grade point average (GPA) in upper-division quantitative coursework of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale

Test score required: Yes

GRE revised scores of 150, 160, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.

Letters of recommendation: Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to judge the candidate's potential for success in the master's degree program.

Resume required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

An essay outlining the candidate's background, education, and professional goals.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


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Office - ECSW 2.140C

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: 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.


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