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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

Society's needs are rapidly changing. New technologies in the areas of sustainability and production are required to keep businesses competitive and ease the strain on valuable resources. You can be on the front lines of initiating these fundamental changes in industry and society with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Western New England University. Offering concentrations in mechanical engineering and mechatronics, the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is directed toward both full-time and part-time students with a special emphasis on providing training and experience in performing independent research on topics with theoretical as well as applied interest and managing projects.

Why Choose Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering?

Technology is constantly evolving and the MS in Mechanical Engineering degree will not only help you meet current challenges head-on, but innovate the future of the industry and the modern world. This program will also prepare students for a career in Mechatronics and its many applications in society. By gaining more advanced skills, you will learn how to effectively study and implement the techniques and inventions that will make lives easier into the next decades. View our current tuition rates.

What Will You Study?

Skills and Value

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To satisfy requirements for an advanced degree in mechanical engineering, you will take three core courses in Engineering Management or Project Management, Quality Engineering, Design of Experiments, System Integration, and Mechanical Engineering. At the completion of these 12 credits, you will then choose a faculty advisor and course of study for the remainder of your education. Your choices include an all-course option; a project option, which includes advanced coursework and a final presented project; and a thesis option, that involved advanced coursework and a thesis with a presentation.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose the MS in Mechanical Engineering

  1. An Advanced Degree to Stay Ahead of the Curve–Enhance your technological knowledge, improve your engineering design capabilities, conduct valuable research, and develop skills to advance into leadership roles with this highly mobile advanced degree.

  2. Mentorship from Professors Uniquely Qualified in Their Fields–In this highly-personalized learning model, you will be mentored by distinguished faculty who have significant industrial experience and are committed to helping you develop your skills and enhance your applied knowledge.

  3. Challenging Coursework with Immediate Application–The MS in Mechanical Engineering program offers an innovative yet practical curriculum built for real-world success. Core courses in Engineering Management will help you develop skills that will be essential as you advance your career. You will choose from an all-course option, a project option, or a research-based thesis option, allowing you to personalize your path of study in the direction of your career goals. You can further customize your experience with a concentration in Mechatronics.

  4. Collaborative Learning and Cross-disciplinary Research–Our graduate classes average 20 students, enhancing your ability to interact with your professors, collaborate and make professional connections with classmates and faculty across disciplines, and truly absorb the advanced course materials.

  5. Accelerated Study at Your Own Pace–Whether you are interested in full-time study or you are a working professional pursuing your degree part-time, our year-round, four-term structure will allow you to accelerate your studies. Finish in as little as one year studying full-time and as few as 21 months studying part-time. Classes are held on-campus in the evening with some online course offerings.

Admissions Requirements

  • Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in mechanical engineering. Other related disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required for admission. Candidates with a lower GPA may be considered for conditional admittance or nondegree status.
  • Candidates with an undergraduate degree not accredited by ABET are encouraged to submit a GRE score from the past five years.
Admissions Process

How are Courses Offered?

Course Delivery: In-class
Total Credits: 30

Mechanical Engineering courses are held entirely in person for a more customized and unique experience, as well as access to our modern facilities that include a machine shop and specialized computer and equipment laboratories. Qualified candidates can complete the MS in Mechanical Engineering program in as little as one year studying full-time.


You’ll learn from our experienced faculty who are dedicated to your success. They will guide you not only through coursework, but also through projects, outside research, career opportunities, and internships. The personal attention and support you’ll receive is unparalleled. All members of the full-time faculty have doctoral degrees with research expertise in areas such as fluid mechanics, solar energy, sensor design, data acquisition, acoustics, mechatronics and control systems.