Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science

Why study Mechanical Engineering?

The Mechanical Engineering graduate program in the School of Dynamic Systems (SDS) offers both MS and PhD degrees.  The MS degree requires the completion of a thesis.

Graduate-level courses in core Mechanical Engineering areas as well as in emerging areas are offered.  Academically, the program is grouped into four research foci consisting of:  (1) Intelligent Prognostics and Autonomous Systems; (2) Advanced Vehicle Technologies; (3) Micro, Nano, and Bio-Health Systems; and (4) Integrated Product and Process Development.

The School has state-of-the-art research laboratories in Vibrations and Acoustics, Computational Mechanics, Nanotechnology, Manufacturing, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Thermal Processing and Thermal Fluids, Bio-Fluids, Heat Mass Transfer, Fuel-Cells and Microscale Flow and Heat Transfer.  Currently, five major research centers are housed in the School of Dynamic Systems, which provide many opportunities for students and faculty to engage in scholarly research and knowledge creation.  These are:

  1. NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems
  2. UC Simulation Center – a UC/P&G Collaboratory
  3. PACE Global Design and Manufacturing Center
  4. NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials
  5. NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Engineering Center

In addition, faculties in SDS receive research funding from national agencies (NSF, DOE, NASA, DOD, EPA) as well as numerous industries.  Research assistantships and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis.

Admission Requirements

• GRE - Required of all international students; GRE is exempt for students that earned a degree from an ABET    accredited university (or equivalent   accreditation) in the USA with a GPA of 3.0+ • Transcript(s) and Degree Certificates • GPA minimum 3.0 or equivalent • Statement of Purpose • Two letters of recommendation • International students - English Proficiency Test: TOEFL (minimum 92) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)


Application Deadlines

Application deadlines and additional application information can be found at:

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Julie Muenchen
PO Box 210077
665 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0077

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Program Code: 20MAS-ME-MS