The master of science in Mechanical Engineering provides students with advanced theoretical knowledge and hands-on technical experience in the areas of energy, mechanical, thermal and fluid systems; and materials, manufacturing and product development. Students may choose an area of focus that enhances knowledge in their current field or allows them to explore a new specialty.
The Mechanical Engineering program offers
- project-based courses,
- immediate hands-on experience,
- interactive classes and state-of-the-art labs.
State-of-the-art labs provide students with hands-on experience. Wilkes has multiple labs in:
- fluid mechanic,
- robotics and digital design,
- nanotechnology, micro-electromechanical systems and thin films.
The mechanical engineering master’s program requires 30 credits of graduate-level course work. The program includes 15 credits of mandatory core courses and 9 to 12 credits of electives. Graduate students are strongly advised to select a 6-credit thesis option to complete their graduate course work. However, they may choose a 3-credit project option.
All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.
- ME 401 Applied Engineering Analysis
- ME 411 Integrated Product Development
- ME 421 Transport Phenomena
- ME 432 Solid Mechanics
- ME 442 Material Science
- ME 451 Mechatronics
- ME 452 Nanotechnology
- ME 498 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering (1 to 3 credits)
- ME 599 Thesis/Project (3 or 6 credits)
Any graduate-level science and engineering courses can be used as electives.
Tuition and Schedule
Tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $1,100 per credit, plus fees. Each semester’s ME courses can be found on the main University calendar.
A limited number of graduate assistantships may be available for full-time students. Assistantships provide a unique opportunity in which students work in an academic department while pursuing a master’s degree. Compensation varies by position, but can include tuition assistance and/or room and board.
For more information on application or materials, contact:
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 3338
For questions regarding the mechanical engineering program, contact:
Dr. Yong Zhu, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Master Program in Mechanical Engineering
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 6034