Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)

General

Program Description

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is an innovative program through which students are prepared for leadership careers in government and industry. Students have the opportunity to work across disciplines in emerging areas of technology. The program is designed to build a solid background on the fundamentals of the related discipline, and at the same time it can be tailored to meet individual needs under the guidance of an academic advisor. Students can select among any of the areas of focus below.

Master's Degree Program Requirements

Besides the requirements listed in the Graduate Programs Bulletin, students should demonstrate familiarity with computers and evidence of capacity for graduate study to apply for this program. Students who choose the thesis option must complete 24 credit hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis research; students who choose the non-thesis option must take 33 credit hours.


Areas of Focus

Graduate students may study in any of the focus areas listed below. Please visit the GW Bulletin to view the course requirements for each focus area.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Design of Mechanical Engineering System
  • Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, and Energy
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Solid Mechanics and Materials Science
  • Structures and Dynamics
  • Robotics, Mechatronics, and Controls

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Admissions Requirements

  • Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.

All applicants - first-time or transfers - to a Master of Science (M.S.) or Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program at the School of Engineering & Applied Science must meet the admissions requirements to be considered for any of the programs at SEAS.

Application Checklist

Applicants must provide the following materials to be considered for any graduate program at SEAS:

  1. Complete online application form
  2. Transcripts
  3. GRE exam scores
    • International applicants: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Resume/CV
  7. Application Fee

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English Language Exam Requirements
  • All visa-seeking international applicants are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores to SEAS to be considered for admission.
  • Please provide only your most recent test scores. Scores may not be more than two years old.
Minimum Score Requirements

IELTS

  • 6.0 overall with no individual score below 5.0.
  • Applicants to the graduate programs in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering or Data Analytics are required to have a minimum score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0.
  • Applicants who would like to be considered for funding opportunities must have an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual score below 6.0.

TOEFL

  • 80 on the Internet exam (iBT) or 550 on the paper exam
  • Applicants to the graduate programs in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering or Data Analytics are required to have a minimum score of 100 on the Internet exam.
  • Applicants who would like to be considered for funding opportunities must have a 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the Internet-based exam.

PTE Academic

  • 53. Applicants who would like to be considered for funding opportunities must have a minimum score of 68.
Exceptions

Exceptions are granted to applicants who:

  • Hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction AND the official language of the country in which the university is located

  • Hold a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from an institution located in a country that qualifies for the English language exam exemption.

Last updated Sep 2019

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