Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The master’s degree in mechanical engineering is a 30 credit-hour program that betters your abilities for a new career or advancement in the field, or to pursue a doctorate.

Taking Your Future Forward

Designed for students with degrees in mechanical engineering or a related field, Bradley combines theoretical studies with research or design projects to expand your technical expertise. And, you can tailor your degree to your interests by choosing a concentration in mechanical systems design or energy systems/thermal sciences.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about graduate admission standards and application requirements on our Requirements page.

Graduate Program Requirements

If you choose the courses-only option, you’ll need to complete 30 graduate credit hours through coursework only. With one of the two research options, you must complete the 30 graduate credit hours with at least 24 graduate credit hours of coursework and up to 6 graduate credit hours of research (i.e. ME 681: Research Project or ME 699: Thesis).

You must choose to focus on one specialty area.

Mechanical Systems Design

  • ME 540: Advanced Mechanical Vibrations - 3 hrs OR
    ME 544: Mechanical Systems Analysis - 3 hrs. OR
    Advanced Controls
  • ME 502: Problems in Advanced Dynamics - 3 hrs.
  • ME 557: Advanced Design of Machine Elements - 3 hrs.
  • ME 501: Advanced Thermodynamics - 3 hrs. OR
    ME 515: Intermediate Heat Transfer - 3 hrs. OR
    ME 521: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics - 3 hrs.

Thermal Science

  • ME 501: Advanced Thermodynamics - 3 hrs.
  • ME 515: Intermediate Heat Transfer - 3 hrs.
  • ME 521: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics - 3 hrs.
  • ME 540: Advanced Mechanical Vibrations - 3 hrs. OR
    ME 544: Mechanical Systems Analysis - 3 hrs. OR
    Advanced Control OR
    ME 502: Problems in Advanced Dynamics - 3 hrs. OR
    ME 557: Advanced Design of Machine Elements - 3 hrs.

Note: Your adviser must approve the Program of Study, including any subsequent changes. All students are required to pass a Master’s Comprehensive Exam (MCE) in their respective area of concentration.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a major in mechanical engineering; conditional admission with degree in another engineering discipline or related field.