What is Mechanical Engineering?

The Mechanical Engineering graduate program in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering  (MME) offers both MS and PhD degrees. The PhD degree requires the completion of a dissertation in addition to the course credit hour requirements and qualifying exams.

Graduate level courses in core Mechanical Engineering areas as well as in emerging areas are offered. Academically, the program is grouped into research foci consisting of: (1) Structural Dynamics and Acoustics; (2) PHM, Intelligent Systems and Reliability Engineering; (3) Advanced Manufacturing; (4) Engineering Simulation and Applied Mechanics; (5) Nano-Technology and Bio-Medical Engineering; (6) Therma-Fluid and Enhanced Heat Transfer; (7) Advanced Materials Research.

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 (unofficial transcripts are used for admissions review, only admitted applicants submit official transcripts)
  • 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 CEAS Office of Graduate Studies.

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