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:

  • mechatronics,
  • fluid mechanic,
  • robotics and digital design,
  • communications,
  • nanotechnology, micro-electromechanical systems and thin films.

Take a video tour of our labs!

Program Outline

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.

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Required Courses

(15 credits)
  • ME 401 Applied Engineering Analysis
  • ME 411 Integrated Product Development
  • ME 421 Transport Phenomena
  • ME 432 Solid Mechanics
  • ME 442 Material Science

Elective Courses

(15 credits)
  • 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.

Graduate Assistantships

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:
Kristin Donati
(800) WILKES-U Ext. 3338
(570) 408-3338

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
(570) 408-6034