Master of Science in
Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program provides students with advanced study in engineering with a specialization in Mechanical Systems. Students are prepared to design and implement mechanical systems to fulfill the needs of a wide range of industries in the aerospace, aviation, automotive, energy, and biomedical arenas.

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree is housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the College of Engineering.

Typical First Year

A typical first year will include courses in Mechanical Systems, as well as mathematics and general electives. 

Degree Details

Thesis and non-thesis options are available, each requiring completion of 30 credits hours. Course work includes 15 credit hours from core courses addressing the theory and implementation of mechanical systems, plus electives that support the student’s educational or research goals.


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Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the MS in Mechanical Engineering program must

  • Have completed a bachelor's degree in an ABET accredited engineering program (or international equivalent) or closely related engineering discipline
  • Have superior academic records with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0
  • Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) [Not required for ERAU students]
  • Submit a complete application package before the deadline specified in the University catalog.
  • At the time of initial offering, there is no particular threshold set for GRE score in order to be admitted; instead, that information will inform admissions decisions, as well as help to determine the level of support for both teaching and research graduate assistanceships. International applicants whose primary language is not English must also achieve the minimum score requirement of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Test System) as required by the University. Graduates of Embry-Riddle's Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science may be admitted conditional on completing undergraduate engineering courses requisite for knowledge and skills to be specified at the time of admission.
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Interested in Starting your Master's
During your Bachelor's Program?

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an accelerated program that allows well-qualified students the chance to begin their graduate work for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) while finishing their Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Embry-Riddle.

Learn more about our Combined and Accelerated Degree Programs