Mechanical engineers create the physical systems and devices that define modern society — everything from automobiles to air conditioning, robots to power plants, people movers to artificial limbs, and rocket engines to satellites. At NYU Engineering, we groom our students to become the inventors and innovators of tomorrow, to jumpstart the next generation of entrepreneurial ventures. In short, we help them transform our philosophy of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship — or i2e — into action.
The MS in Mechanical Engineering program offers a balanced curriculum that emphasizes the principles behind these designs and approaches. To apply these principles in the field, we make computational and research experience an integral component of your studies. We do this by placing our state-of-the-art laboratories, funded by government and industry, at your disposal.
We also offer the flexibility to choose from 3 distinct areas of specialization:
- controls and dynamic systems
- mechanics and structural systems
- fluid dynamics and thermal systems
The high faculty-to-student ratio of our program ensures you develop close ties to your accomplished instructors and fellow students. This fosters lifelong relationships and a rigorous intellectual community of scholars.
The MS in Mechanical Engineering program is flexible enough for our students to pursue it as a terminal degree or as a stepping stone towards a PhD degree. Many enter such fields as computer engineering, nanotechnology, software development, and financial engineering. They also occupy positions in bioengineering, manufacturing, astronautics, systems engineering, and corporate management and law. Still others become leading stewards of the natural environment by advancing resource conservation, more efficient energy consuming devices, and new energy sources.
Goals and Objectives
The main objectives of our MS in Mechanical Engineering are to help you:
- Develop in-depth expertise in at least 1 of the sub-disciplines of mechanical engineering;
- Diversify your knowledge base by taking advanced courses in other disciplines;
- Formulate, analyze, and design components and systems through the use of advanced analytical and computational tools; and
- Enhance your professional career.
A bachelor’s degree and a good academic record in mechanical engineering from a reputable college or university are generally required for admission to this program. Applicants with degrees from fields other than mechanical engineering may be admitted but may have to complete additional studies to achieve a comparable background. Courses required to achieve this status are specified as part of the admission evaluation. Undergraduate courses specified for this purpose cannot count toward credits for the graduate degree. Graduate programs are subject to prior approval of a graduate adviser designated by the department.