MEng in Mechanical Engineering

The flexible Master of Engineering (MEng) is a non-thesis program that 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, or apply now.

    Specialization Programs for ME Master’s Students

    Amplify your Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree by building additional expertise in the high demand interdisciplinary fields of Robotics, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity.

    Mechanical Engineering students will find a particularly good fit with Robotics, where growth is projected to move beyond traditional industrial applications and into the consumer and business marketplaces. Opportunities abound for applications such as control mechanisms, instrumentation, feedback control systems, systems of autonomous robots, self-driving vehicles, and interfacing with biomedical devices such as human-brain controls.

    Students can apply to add the Specialization Program in Robotics, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity.