Master of Engineering (MEng) Program in Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The flexible Master of Engineering (MEng) can be completed in as little as one year of full-time study, or up to two years if an internship or project-based experience is desired. Part-time and distance learning options are also available. This program is aimed at:

  • Graduating senior students who want a quick master’s in mechanical engineering before they look for jobs in industry
  • Mid-career professionals who want to switch careers and would like to complete a master’s degree between jobs
  • Industry professionals who want to further their careers in the global marketplace via training in classical, advanced engineering courses and engineering management

Why Get an MEng?

  • Prepares you for a career in industry. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a master’s degree can earn an average of $400,000 more over their careers than those with just a bachelor’s degree.
  • Gives you an advantage in the job market and workplace. The number of jobs for managers with engineering training is predicted to grow in the coming years.
  • Can be completed in one year.
  • Offers advanced training with opportunities for project-based work in and out of the classroom. The MEng degree does not require a thesis, but many possibilities exist for projects and internships.


Students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credit hours applicable to the degree according to the program planning sheet. No thesis is required, students must participate in a practicum. All 32 credits must be at the 500 level or above. The requirements listed on the planning sheet include:

  • 3 courses (12 credits) must be Mechanical Engineering Core Courses
  • 2 courses (8 credits) must be Engineering Management Courses
  • 3 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)

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

Internship “With Engineering Practice”

Master’s degree students may also add the optional “with Engineering Practice” designation to their degree by completing an approved internship in their field of study.

Specialization Programs

Amplify your Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree by building additional expertise in the high demand interdisciplinary fields of Data Analytics, Cybersecurity or Robotics. These emerging fields are driving demand for engineering talent across a diverse group of industries, including healthcare, finance, defense, manufacturing and social networking.

Late Entry Accelerated Program (LEAP) for Non-Engineering Graduates

LEAP is designed for individuals who seek new career opportunities but may lack the required background in engineering. It enables students who a bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts, Business, Fine Arts, or Education to earn a Master’s Degree in Biomedical, Computer Engineering, Electrical, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical, Photonics, Manufacturing or Systems Engineering.