Coordinator: Stephen Ross, Professor, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
This program is intended to meet the needs of recently graduated mechanical engineering students and professionally employed engineers. Its purpose is to increase competence in modern analysis and synthesis techniques as they apply to engineering design.
The program centers on a core sequence, which all students are expected to take. The core courses contain advanced methods of analysis and design that are of common interest in engineering work. Students complete the program by electing a series of courses in mechanical engineering particularly suited to their current professional interests. Early in the program, students prepare, with the approval of the program coordinator, a detailed plan ensuring an overall educational experience that is integrated and logical.
Decisions regarding both core and elective requirements are subject to final approval by the program coordinator.
Candidates for admission to the master’s program are expected to have a grade point average of B or better in their undergraduate course work and to hold a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, or demonstrated equivalent. In some cases, applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a field closely related to mechanical engineering may be considered for admission.
Students accepted on a provisional basis may be required to complete certain additional undergraduate mechanical engineering courses prior to enrolling in the graduate courses. It is strongly recommended that applicants submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s potential for graduate study are also required. Additional admission requirements for international students may apply.