MEng in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Mechanical Engineering is a professional master’s program aimed at:

  • Graduating senior students who want a one-year master’s in engineering before they look for industrial jobs
  • Mid-career professionals who want to switch careers and would like to complete a one-year master’s degree between jobs
  • Industry professionals who want exposure to engineering and management to further their careers

Curriculum

Students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credit hours applicable to the degree according to the program planning sheet. No master’s thesis is required. All 32 credits must be at the 500 level or above.

Structured Course Requirements for MEng in Mechanical Engineering

The 32 credits must be selected as follows:

  • Three courses (12 credits) must be Mechanical Engineering Core courses (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses)
  • Two courses (8 credits) must be engineering management courses (please see department webpage for a listing of these courses)
  • Three courses (12 credits) may be engineering/science electives (any 500/700-level engineering or physical science course, with no more than one course from the approved list of engineering management courses)

Practicum

One of the courses taken by the student to satisfy the 32 credits must also satisfy the Practicum Requirement. Please see the department webpage for a listing of courses that satisfy this requirement. The approved courses require a substantive project, which provides the opportunity for each student, whether working individually or in teams, to gain hands-on experience with:

1) defining a problem;

2) researching, formulating, and realizing a solution (such as the design of a process or product); and

3) presenting the solution in written and oral formats.

The project can be expected to require at least 50 hours (a few hours per week, on average) of time commitment by each student.

For more information, please contact the College of Engineering Graduate Programs Office at 617-353-9760, or apply now.