MSE in Mechanical Engineering

About the Program

The master’s degree in mechanical engineering is the oldest graduate program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The program combines engineering practice with analysis. Apart from one required course of engineering mathematics and one or two cognate courses, a student can freely select among courses on classical and emerging topics of mechanical and thermal/ fluid sciences, engineering materials and design, advanced manufacturing, automotive technology, electrification and mechatronics, etc. The remainder of the courses are spread over mathematics and cognate requirements. A thesis option is also available. Students must complete 30 credit hours to receive a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) degree in mechanical engineering.

This program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses. See the "Online Options" section below for more details.

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I was able to choose classes that allow me to develop my research skills and also classes that allow me to develop my product development and engineering skills.
— Laura Beyer, '13 MSE-ME, Engineer At Ford Motor Company

Program Details

A candidate for the Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree must meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree at this campus, or the essential equivalent to these requirements.  The candidate must then complete at least 30 credit hours of graduate coursework approved by the program advisor/graduate advisory committee with a grade of at least C in every course.  Additionally, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B). 

Most mechanical engineering courses are worth 3 credits and on-campus sections are offered in the evening from 6-8:45 p.m. All classes are held Monday-Thursday. Classes are available in the Fall (September-December), Winter (January-April), Summer I (May-June) and Summer II (July-August) terms. Each course meets one night per week during the Fall and Winter terms and twice per week during the Summer I and Summer II half terms.


Program Contacts

Rebekah Awood

Graduate Programs Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

HongTae Kang

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

2000 - Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5241
Fax: 313-593-9967