Graduate Program



Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering at TTU

The Mechanical Engineering M.S. program at Tennessee Tech provides students advanced engineering skills and state-of-the-art knowledge in selected areas for positions in industry. Students focus their programs on specific interests among five areas: 



The program is research oriented and requires a thesis. Graduate faculty work with students in advanced and in-depth studies in these topics; provide guidance in fundamental and applied research; help develop powers of analysis, synthesis and critical thinking; and prepare students to follow academic and research careers through doctoral-level studies.

The program consists of 24 semester hours of course work and a minimum of six thesis hours.

Tennessee Tech houses three state-supported Centers of Excellence: the Electric Power Center, the Manufacturing Research Center, and the Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources. The three centers offer excellent research opportunities, the use of state-of-the-art equipment and funding for graduate students in engineering.

 Admissions Requirements

                            ◦  TOEFL--minimum IBT of 79

                            ◦  IELTS--minimum score of 5.5

                            ◦  PTE Academic--minimum score of 53

                            ◦  FLS Level 8


 Financial Support

A graduate degree is a valuable investmetn in your future. Tennessee Tech University, the College of Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Department try to provide as many opportunities as possible for you to support your studies. Various funding opportunities include:

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The faculty members of the Mechanical Engineering Department are a group dedicated to graduate teaching and research. They provide meningful reserch opportunities and guidance for graduate students. A complete listing of all faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering can be found at:

 How to Apply

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Dr. Mohan Rao M.E. Department Chair

Expectations for Professionalism in Mechanical Engineering