- 30 Credit Hours
- Fully Online
- 1-4 years
*GRE scores are not required to apply to the program
The Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering will allow you to gain a world-class professional degree from Purdue University entirely online with support from Purdue’s faculty. Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering is currently ranked #9 and its online graduate program is ranked #1 in the country by US News and World Report.
The program is designed for experienced professionals and for those beginning their careers. You will be able to balance your full-time job with your studies. Create your own schedule to complete this 30 credit fully online masters degree in as few as 12 months or up to 4 years.
The program enables the students to choose classes from a wide variety of topics in Mechanical Engineering, including:
- Computational Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics
- Heat Transfer
- HVAC & Refrigeration
- Manufacturing & Materials
- Mechanics & Vibration
- Solid Mechanics
- Systems, Measurement & Controls
- #1Best Online Master's in Mechanical Engineering ProgramsU.S. News & World Report, 2021
- #3Best Online Graduate Engineering ProgramsU.S. News & World Report, 2021
- #7Best Engineering SchoolsU.S. News & World Report, 2021
- #9Best Mechanical Engineering SchoolU.S. News & World Report, 2021
Financial Aid is available. All federal Financial aid benefits and restrictions apply to enrolled MSME students.
Important dates & deadlines
Three semesters of Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra.
Preferred undergraduate background in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related field.
A full Master’s program application includes the following:
- An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00
- Transcripts from all universities attended
- Statement of Purpose
- Professional Resume
- 3 Letters of Professional Recommendation
- TOEFL: Required for International Students Only
- The GRE is not required for this online MSME program.
- The Center for Career Opportunities provides career services for our students.
- Financial Aid is available. All federal financial aid benefits and restrictions apply to enrolled MS Mechanical Engineering students. Federal aid enrollment requirements apply.
- No. This program is a course-based self-funded Master’s program.
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Yes, the degree is the same. The courses and evaluations are the same.
- We recruit students from engineering and science majors, like Aerospace Engineering, Agriculture and Biological Engineering, Computer Science, Math, and Physics.
- For students that do not have a Mechanical Engineering background there are no specific prerequisite courses required to be admitted to the online MSME program. Admissions decisions are based on careful review of the individual student's application package.
- You will be asked to provide your recommenders’ email while filling out online application. Your recommenders will upload letters separately. You can submit your application before recommendation letters have been received.
- Yes, please upload a copy of your official transcripts to your application. E-transcripts can be sent to the Graduate School at email@example.com. Official transcripts shall come from the Registrar’s Office, not downloaded online.
- If you are admitted, please send official transcripts in a sealed envelope to the Graduate School: Grad Admissions, Purdue Graduate School 155 S. Grant St, YONG 170 West Lafayette, IN 47907 E-transcripts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- No, but you can upload extra documents to your application as miscellaneous supporting documents.
- Typically, we will let you know within 2 weeks.
- Please respond to your admission within one week after you received admission notice.
- No. You just need to pay tuition.
- Yes, if you can find a faculty advisor.
- 2 grad level courses scored B or better can be transferred to count as technical electives.