Graduate Studies

Dr. Amit Shukla in front of a white board pointing at an equationMechanical Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is offered by the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Your course of study includes Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Control of Dynamic Systems, and Mechanical Behavior of Materials as well as additional courses in mechanical engineering, science, mathematics, and computer engineering. Both a research-based thesis option and a project-based non-thesis option are offered.

Student Learning Outcomes

Mechanical engineering is concerned with quantitative analysis and application of engineering science to solve engineering problems. The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering prepares students for future engineering practice that requires a higher level of mastery in mechanical engineering. It is best suited for individuals with backgrounds in mechanical engineering or related areas (such as materials science or physics). The degree includes courses in computer-based modeling, advanced mechanics of materials, control of dynamics systems, thermo-fluids, and mechanical behavior of materials as well as a limited number of additional courses in science, mathematics, or engineering.

This program develops students who can

  • Apply analytical techniques to solve engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define a problem, perform background research, identify a project or research methodology to address the problem, and contribute towards solutions or further understanding of the problem through either a thesis or research project.
  • Communicate effectively, in writing and presentations, the results of research or project work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge, beyond the undergraduate-level, of mechanical engineering

Program Objectives

Graduates would go on to careers which focus on advanced technology. They may find research positions in federal laboratories, higher-level technical positions in industries, or may seek to further their education through a doctoral program in engineering at another university.

Program Requirements

The program requirements for a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering can be found in the Miami Bulletin.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants to our program usually meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering or a closely related field.
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 overall, or at least 3.0 in advanced coursework.

Follow the MME Graduate Studies Application Procedure to apply or learn more.


The departmental faculty members have active projects in thermo-fluid sciences, system dynamics and control, materials, medical devices and mechatronics, and learning technologies. Prospective students are encouraged to learn about the MME faculty research and contact MME faculty members to discuss their interests further.

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