Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program is designed to train engineers who can embark upon a successful career in areas at the forefront of engineering and science, whether in industry, research or academia. During their training, students will learn the fundamental knowledge and essential skills that will allow them to continue to grow throughout their careers. Our program emphasizes a fundamental approach to engineering and science in which students become skilled at clearly defining problems and then bringing their knowledge of the fundamental principles and techniques to design and implement optimal solutions. This philosophy is incorporated in all aspects of the graduate program, from course design and teaching as well in the research activities conducted by our faculty.
The Department offers two graduate degree programs: the Master of Science (MS) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The Master's program offers a thesis and non-thesis option, while the Doctoral program offers a standard track for students that already have a Master's degree and a direct BS to PhD track for students that only have a bachelor's degree.