Mechanical Engineering - Master's
Mechanical engineering is the knowledge of the design and manufacture of mechanical systems and thermal devices and processes. Some examples of products and processes developed by mechanical engineers include engines and control systems for automobiles and aircraft, electric power generation plants, lifesaving mechanical devices, robotics and a wide variety of consumer products. Mechanical engineers are needed to design or improve manufacturing processes in a team setting.
Students seeking admission to the Mechanical Engineering graduate program are evaluated based on multi-parameter criterion that can include the following:
- Undergraduate GPA: at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Letters of Recommendation: three letters of recommendation that demonstrate strong evidence for success in the graduate program
- GRE: a score of at least 150 on Quantitative Reasoning; 147 on Verbal Reasoning; and 3.5 on Analytical Writing
- Participation in undergraduate research
- Post-undergraduate degree professional experience relevant to the planned degree of study
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or award-winning presentations in technical conferences
- Availability of appropriate faculty to serve as research advisor(s)
International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »
Based on the level of satisfaction of the above criterion, the department will either recommend admission to Full Standing, Provisional Standing, or Special Standing, or deny admission. Standing status may be changed to Full Standing after the student satisfies the requirements specified by the department at the time of admission.