Combined BS/MS degree

The MME Department offers the opportunity for undergraduates to combine their studies with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. One principal potential benefit of a combined program is the reduced time required to complete the degrees compared to completing them sequentially. Another is close advisement by a faculty member early in studies at Miami.

Students can declare their interest in the combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami, from the time they apply for undergraduate admission. Up to 6 or 9 credit hours may be double-counted for non-thesis and thesis degree options, respectively. The actual number of hours double-counted may vary due to the student's undergraduate preparation. See the Graduate Handbook section 1.2.M for admission requirements, student classification, and graduation.

Undergraduate Preparation

Students in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department with a declared major in Mechanical Engineering and/or Manufacturing Engineering can apply for early admission into this MS degree. Students from other majors are welcome to apply and should contact the graduate program director for advice. To be considered for the combined degree program, applicants should have completed the engineering courses recommended for the first two years of study and their prerequisites. Preferably, they should have taken or be taking MME 312 and MME/ECE 303 at the time of application.

Application Procedure

Students applying should follow the procedure outlined. Be sure to check “combined program” while filling out the Miami online graduate application and notify the MME graduate program director of your intent to apply. Transcripts do not need to be submitted. Also, students having a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher are not required to take the GRE. Admitted international students meeting the University’s TOEFL requirement do not need to re-take this test.