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The Mechanical Engineering program offers seven major areas of study from which to choose and provides both thesis and non-thesis options. You can maximize your knowledge of mechanical engineering in the areas of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, energy systems, thermal sciences, materials and manufacturing, mechanical design and system dynamics.

Program highlights:

  • The Mechanical Engineering department has been ranked in the top 25 for research expenditures by the National Science Foundation.
  • The coursework is fully online and taught by the same faculty as our on-campus program
What are some potential careers?

Mechanical Engineering postgraduates work for some of the world’s top companies where an advanced degree has translated to advancing in their careers. Other have begun successful careers in academia and research.

Who should pursue this degree?

If you have an engineering degree and are ready to learn more and have greater opportunities to advance in your workplace, an advanced degree in mechanical engineering can help. If you have a desire to teach in higher education, you will also find yourself well prepared by obtaining a postgraduate degree.

"I was interested in continuing my engineering education in tandem with working my full-time job. However, I didn't want to be locked down to a single location for multiple years, so the flexibility that an online learning program offered was appealing to me. I did a ton of research into different mechanical engineering masters programs, and the program at MSU kept standing out for the criteria that was important to me. The biggest were tuition, online technology, student support and credit hours."

Trevor Harrison Smith, Keswick, LA

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