Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Program Description

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Degrees Available at SIUE

• Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

• PhD in Engineering Science, a cooperative program with SIU Carbondale

Mechanical Engineering at SIUE

For the master of science degree in mechanical engineering, courses are offered in the area of fluid mechanics and thermal sciences, structure mechanics and vibration, nonlinear dynamical systems, as well as robotics and control systems. The core courses are offered annually; other courses are generally offered once every two years.

Career Outlook

A graduate degree in mechanical engineering will prepare students to work in companies such as The Boeing Co., Ameren and Peabody Energy, to name a few. Students will be ready to pursue a career in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, energy, automotive, bioengineering, robotics and automation, and computer-aided design and engineering. Former mechanical engineering graduate students from SIUE are now working in both the private sector and government agencies or pursuing further studies at the doctoral level.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Graduate School requirements for admission, applicants must have an undergraduate grade-point average of at least 2.75 (A = 4.0) in engineering, mathematics and physical science courses. Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering from an ABET-accredited program. Applicants who completed a non-ABET accredited program or whose undergraduate studies were in a country other than the United States must have a baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering which is comparable to the United States’ bachelor’s degree and are encouraged to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (verbal, quantitative and analytical portions) to support their applications. Applicants from selected areas of mathematical and physical science or whose undergraduate engineering degrees are not in mechanical engineering will be considered for admission on an individual basis. Entry into graduate studies without the complete baccalaureate preparation in mechanical engineering may result in the student being required to remove the deficiencies prior to initiating graduate study or concurrently with their graduate programs.

In exceptional cases, the graduate admissions committee may consider applicants who meet all of the Graduate School admission standards but who do not meet certain specified program admission requirements. The committee may consider other evidence that indicates high promise of the applicant’s success in the program. Such supportive evidence may include high scores on the GRE, professional registration, extensive professional experience, professional publications or satisfactory graduate level work.

Application Deadlines for Students

• Fall Semester - July 15

• Spring Semester - November 15

• Summer Semester - April 15

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Last updated September 17, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
Full time
9,024 USD
Start date Sept. 2016
USA Edwardsville, Illinois
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