MSc in Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas Arlington

Program Description

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas Arlington

The graduate program provides opportunities for professional development in such forms as: instructional courses to enhance technical competence in areas of mechanical engineering practice; training through a variety of experiences in design, development, research, experimentation, and/or analysis in joint efforts with faculty and peers; specialized courses of study required for entry into career fields allied to the mechanical engineering discipline; guided individual study under faculty supervision; and supportive coursework for programs leading to careers that require interdisciplinary competence.

A student with aid from a faculty advisor plans a program that will be consistent with his or her technical interests and the available facilities and course offerings. Typically, programs are classified as:

  • Thermal Science
  • Fluid Science
  • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
  • Solid Mechanics and Structures
  • Controls and Systems.

Manufacturing Engineering Option

Students desiring a program in manufacturing engineering may achieve this goal while meeting the requirements for a graduate degree in mechanical engineering. This is accomplished by selecting a specific program of courses. Upon completion, the student receives a Manufacturing Engineer's Certificate along with the Master of Science or Master of Engineering degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Specifics are available in the Mechanical Engineering office.


Fast Track Option for Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

The Fast Track Program enables outstanding UT Arlington senior undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering to satisfy degree requirements leading to a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering while completing their undergraduate studies. When senior-level students are within 15 hours of completing their undergraduate degree requirements, they may take up to 9 hours of graduate level coursework designated by the Mechanical Engineering Program to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. In the limiting case, a student completing the maximum allowable hours (9) while in undergraduate status would have to take only 21 additional hours to meet minimum requirements for graduation in a 30-hour master’s degree program.

Interested UT Arlington undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students should apply to the Mechanical Engineering Program when they are within 30 hours of completing their bachelor’s degrees. They must have completed at least 30 hours at UT Arlington, achieving a GPA of at least 3.0 in those courses, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all college courses. Additionally, they must have completed at least 11 hours of specified undergraduate foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.3 in those courses. Fast Track Program details are provided in the UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog. Contact the Undergraduate Advisor or Graduate Advisor in Mechanical Engineering for more information about the program.


Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate program in ME is based on equal weighting of the following five criteria:

  1. An overall GPA, as calculated by the Graduate School, of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate coursework is required for admission to the M.S. program. (For some international applicants where GPA calculations based on a 4.0 system are not performed, a minimum performance level of 65 percentile. This minimum expectation may be higher for some countries, where less stringent grading criteria are used.) Performance in core Mechanical Engineering courses is of particular importance.
  2. A GRE score of at least 146 (400 in old scaling) (verbal) and 155 (700 in old scaling) (quantitative) for M.S. applicants.
  3. A written essay on the student’s goals and reasons for pursuing graduate studies.
  4. For applicants whose native language is not English: All students admitted in the program must meet the minimum university English language requirements as detailed in the general admission requirements section of the catalog. However, meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. The program will give preference to students with IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL-iBT total score of 84.
  5. Students who are currently enrolled in either the Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program may be admitted to the BS-Ph.D program in Mechanical Engineering after completing 15 hours of graduate mechanical engineering lecture coursework with a GPA of 3.6 or higher in addition to satisfying the same admission requirements as the BS-Ph.D. program.


Admission Status

  1. Unconditional Admission: To be unconditionally admitted, an applicant must at least meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.
  2. Probationary Admission: M.S. applicants who fail to meet the conditions for unconditional admission, but satisfy any three of items 1, 2, and 3, will be considered for probationary admission.
  3. Provisionary Admission: Applicants who are unable to supply all of the required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appear to meet the admission criteria, may be granted provisional admission.
  4. Denial: Applicants who fail to meet at least two of the first four admission criteria will normally be denied admission.
  5. Deferral: A deferred decision may be granted when an application file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.

Probationary Admission

Probationary admission into the Mechanical Engineering Program may be permitted under the following conditions for each degree program:

  1. If the applicant meets any two of the items 1, 2, and 3 above for the master’s program.
  2. For applicants whose native language is not English: All students admitted in the program must meet the minimum university English language requirements as detailed in the general admission requirements section of the catalog. However, meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. The program will give preference to students with IELTS score of 6.5, or TOEFL-iBT total score of 84.

Provisional Admission

An applicant who is unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements, may be granted provisional admission.

Waiver of the Graduate Record Exam

A waiver of the Graduate Record Examination may be considered for a UT Arlington graduate who has completed a BSME degree within the past 3 years. The student’s GPA must equal or exceed 3.0 in each of two calculations: (a) in the last 60 hours of study and (b) in all undergraduate coursework completed at UT Arlington. The GRE waiver may be extended to include non-UT Arlington candidates that have undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering (with GPA of 3.25 or above) from U.S. universities with an ABET accredited engineering program or other select U.S. universities subject to graduate advisor’s approval. The waiver of the GRE applies only to applicants for the master’s degree programs. Interested applicants should contact the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Advisor.


Degree Requirements

The Master of Science degree is a research-oriented program in which completion of a thesis is mandatory. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required as follows: three core courses (one course each in three of the four areas) and the two analysis courses listed above; three graduate courses (nine credit hours) related to a specialty in mechanical engineering (registration in elective courses outside the Mechanical Engineering Department requires prior approval of the mechanical engineering graduate advisor and the student's committee chair; otherwise they will not count towards graduation requirements); and six credit hours of thesis. In addition, all GTA/GRA Master of Science students are required to enroll in ME 5101 Seminar course. The student must enroll in ME 5398 or ME 6397 every semester in which the student is actively involved in thesis preparation or research, except that the student must enroll in ME 5698 in the semester of graduation.


Tuition and Fees

Fall 2018 Graduate Nonresident Tuition and Fees

Fall 2018 Graduate Resident Tuition and Fees


International students will want to submit financial documents/statements as they also submit application materials for admission.

International financial statement form


Our application priority dates are:

Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 1


Applications are accepted after the published priority date for each term, but for guaranteed consideration of admission please submit the application and associated materials by the priority date. However, it is important to apply well in advance of your intended start date to be eligible for program-specific funding opportunities such as assistantships and fellowships. Keep in mind that departmental application processing times vary greatly and some programs require applications up to one year in advance.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 31, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 14, 2019
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2 - 3 semesters
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10,126 USD
$10,126 per semester for non-residents (taking 9 hours per semester). $4,577 per semester for non-residents (taking 9 hours per semester).
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