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The University of Akron - the College of Engineering and Polymer Science Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The University of Akron - the College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Akron, USA

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

USD 442 / per credit *


* $442.10 - Ohio resident tuition/credit hour | $305.88 - Non-resident surcharge/credit hour


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The graduate program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering prepares students for either the master's or doctoral degree and expands their knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals.

The faculty has strong research programs in dynamics, vibrations and controls, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and energy systems, materials and manufacturing, solid mechanics, and systems engineering. Students are encouraged to devise a plan of study that fits their interests, regardless of how it cuts across these traditional disciplines. Graduates pursue careers in academia and industry, in Ohio and beyond.

Individuals pursuing the Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering are choosing to do so at a university known for academic excellence and career preparedness. Graduate students deepen their knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals and work on research projects at a world-class research institution.

The non-thesis option is also available as an evening-only program, which allows students to complete their degree part-time, and at their convenience. This program is ideally suited for students or professionals who have a day job and can attend classes in the evenings.

Why UA?

Our program benefits:

  • Convenience: Our part-time fits in easily with your busy schedule.
  • Real-life application: Receive advanced learning of applying engineering principles to design problems that you can put to use right away.
  • Learn from the best: Our faculty are former chief engineers, start-up founders, international fellows, and industry leaders.


Our research relies on a mix of engineering principles and innovation. We develop cutting-edge solutions to solve problems. Faculty, in partnership with graduate students, have made exciting discoveries, from developing a solution to improve tire treads inspired by frog toe pads to designing a portable storage device to organize and transport wheelchairs.

Research and labs include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Acoustic/Elastic Composite Metamaterials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Electrospun Polymer Adhesives
  • Micro/Nano Engineering Lab
  • Microelectromechanical Systems Lab
  • Multi-scale Modeling of Damage and Failure of Materials
  • Performance, Failure Mechanisms and Life of High-Temperature Composites
  • Surface Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Joint Laboratory for Flow Visualization and Lubrication
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Structural Mechanics
  • Nanomechanics and Nanotribology of Information Storage Systems
  • Modeling/Testing of Wear of Materials
  • Advanced Energy and Sensor Lab
  • Human Factors Engineering Lab

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