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M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is concerned with quantitative analysis and application of engineering science to solve engineering problems. The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for future engineering practice that requires a higher level of mastery in mechanical engineering. It is best suited for individuals with backgrounds in mechanical engineering or related areas (such as materials science or physics). The degree includes courses in computer-based modeling, advanced mechanics of materials, control of dynamics systems, thermo-fluids, and mechanical behavior of materials as well as a limited number of additional courses in science, mathematics, or engineering.

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Educational Outcomes

  • Apply computational techniques to solve engineering problems;
  • Through either a thesis or research project, demonstrate the ability to define a problem, perform background research, identify a project or research methodology to address the problem, and contribute towards solutions or further understanding of the problem;
  • Communicate effectively, in writing and presentations, the results of research or project work; (4) As appropriate to the student’s area of concentration, demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge beyond the undergraduate level of mechanical engineering

This master's program offers a research-based thesis option, and a course intensive, non-thesis option. We also offer a combined bachelor + master program. You can finish both degrees in as fast as 5 years!

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Career Outlook

Graduates would go on to careers which focus on advanced technology. They may find research positions in federal laboratories, higher-level technical positions in industries, or may seek to further their education through a doctoral program in engineering at another university.

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Different types of financial aid are available on a competitive basis; these include a research assistantship, a teaching assistantship, a full tuition waiver, and a partial tuition waiver.  If you are interested in applying for a graduate award in the form of an assistantship, indicate those for which you would like to be considered when completing the application.

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MME Graduate Handbook

The Graduate Student Handbook offers comprehensive information regarding admission, requirements, and procedures.


Application Deadlines

Feb 1 for fall semester | Oct 1 for spring semester


Pathways to a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Traditional M.S. | Combined B.S./M.S.


Minimum GPA

overall or 3.0+ in advanced coursework

Combined B.S./M.S.

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.

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 M.S. degree. 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. Students from other majors are welcome to apply.

For more information, contact the Graduate Program Director, Mehdi Zanjani, Ph.D. (

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Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Garland Hall, Room 56
650 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056