Graduate Academic Program Information
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate programs in the broad field of mechanical engineering, and is part of the university-wide, interdisciplinary Materials Science & Engineering.Our 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 (10 courses) 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.
The university-wide, interdisciplinary Materials Science & Engineering program is designed to provide a firm foundation in the science of engineering materials coupled with the practical ability to exploit novel materials' properties in engineering design.
Electronics packaging is a research concentration in the ME department. A three-course sequence leads to a Certificate in Electronics Packaging. In addition to the fulltime faculty, the academic environment is enriched by our active interactions with industry. Under appropriate circumstances, research may be carried out in industrial laboratories.
Employers of our graduates include Analog Devices, BAE Systems, Cisco, Corning Inc., Dover Technologies, Ford Motor Co., General Electric, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Qualcomm, and Welch Allyn. Our graduates also pursue research careers in academic institutions and national laboratories.