Graduate Program

​​Ranked 18th out of 170 programs (10th percentile)

by the U.S. News and World Report (2012)

Our research and graduate programs focus on fundamental and applied issues in:


Air Quality




Mechanics of Materials

Micro/Nano Systems

Thermo Fluid Sciences



​Research activities lead to the solution of modern technological problems, train students in state-of-the-art technologies, and are carried out both through interdisciplinary research centers in each of the above  areas and by individual faculty programs. Research performed by graduate students results in fundamental advances in the underlying disciplines of solid and fluid mechanics, thermal engineering, materials engineering, and design.

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Degree Programs

​The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Science (MS) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. These programs can involve both research and course work. Graduate students work closely with faculty members to arrange their study and tailor research to their individual preferences. However, admission to the program is through application to the department itself, not through individual faculty.

Graduate Admissions
Master's Student Course Work

Graduate course work is organized along several study tracks:

Financial Support​​

Virtually all PhD students in the Mechanical Engineering department receive financial support for the duration of their studies. This support may take the form of a fellowship, a teaching assistantship, a research assistantship, or a combination of these options. All PhD applicants are considered for financial support as part of the application process. No additional action is required.

Domestic Master's students should apply for financial support through the office of financial aid, as the department does not offer funding as part of the MS admissions process.

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