Mechanical engineering plays a role in nearly everything made by humans. From design to fabrication to final applications, mechanical engineers touch everything.
Our program balances theory, design and laboratory experience in the areas of thermal fluids, mechanics, dynamic systems, design and materials. We aim to help students develop into leaders in the field. Students are eligible to specialize in any one of the following areas of emphasis: - mechanics and design (with emphasis on solid mechanics/stress analysis, vibrations and simulation/control) - materials (with emphasis on nanotechnology, microstructure/property relationships, thin films and materials processing) - thermofluids (with emphasis on heat transfer, microfluidics and environmental/biological transport phenomena)
The master of science (MS) program provides a balance of advanced theory and practical knowledge necessary for either practice within the profession or advancement to a doctoral program.
The master of engineering (MEng) program prepares students for careers in professional practice through a flexible course selection and requires no thesis or project.
The PhD program prepares students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering through multidisciplinary research areas reflective of the interests of ME faculty.
Recent doctoral graduate placements include: Caterpillar Inc., Universal Instruments, Corning Inc., General Electric Research, Apple, Electrolux.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Online graduate degree application and application fee - Transcripts from each college/university you have attended - Three letters of recommendation - Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee. - Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages) - Official GRE scores
And, for international applicants: - International Student Financial Statement form - Official bank statement/proof of support - Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores