MS in Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University

About Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public flagship research university started in the year 1855. It is also considered one of the best Public Ivy Leagues. MSU is well renowned for a variety of courses across all fields and specifically in engineering, the Mechanical department and Telecommunications program are highly rated by experts unanimously. Michigan being the automobile hub, this university is extremely popular amongst student who are looking for Masters/PhD in Mechanical and/or Automobile Engineering. It ranks #90 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.

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Tuition Fee

STEM Course
The MS in Mechanical Engineering at Mich. SU is a government-designated STEM degree and so international students may be eligible for the 24-month F1 OPT (optional practical training) extension.

Course Duration
24 months

Program Link
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Mich. SU Mechanical Engineering



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Course Description

Masters (M.S.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Engineering
Mechanics are awarded by the Michigan State University Department of Mechanical Engineering. The M.S. programs can be completed in four semesters.

Students with an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or a related area may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program. Outstanding students with a B.S. degree (GPA > 3.5) can apply for direct admission to the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. Degree is a research-based degree with flexible course requirements. Almost all of our Ph.D. graduate students receive financial aid, the majority in the form of research or teaching assistantships and fellowships. Graduate students appointed as Research Assistants (RAs) work on funded research projects sponsored by federal agencies and industrial entities. This work is typically the basis for the student’s M.S. or Ph.D. thesis. In addition to RAs, some students have appointments as Teaching Assistants (TAs). Teaching Assistantships enable many of our students to obtain both laboratory and classroom teaching experience. Many of our graduate students start in their program as TAs and move to RA positions as they matriculate through the program.

Nearly all of our graduate students are involved in a research project. Most research activity in the department is organized around one of many research laboratories which support a variety of experimental, computational, and analytical activities. Research interests in Mechanical Engineering are very broad. Focal areas of research in the department include but are not limited to:

  1. Fluid-Thermal Science and Engineering: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Combustion, Heat Transfer, Turbomachinery, Cryogenics, Energy Sciences and Engineering.
  2. Solid Mechanics, Design, and Manufacturing: Computational Mechanics, Experimental Mechanics, Modeling, Advanced Manufacturing, Optimization.
  3. Biomechanics: Microfluidics, Cardiovascular Mechanics, Bio-Heat Transfer, Tissue Mechanics.
  4. Dynamic Systems and Controls: Nonlinear Dynamics, Vibration, Control Systems, Acoustics, System Modeling.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

Admission is granted subject

  • International Students:

Upper 10% of class. Demonstrated technical competency through an excellent academic record and Graduate Record Exam scores; demonstrated excellent English language through TOEFL and; if available, MSU SPEAK examination scores. Regular admission to the M.S. program requires a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics or a closely related field (e.g., Physics, Chemistry, etc.) Admission with provisional status Collateral work is required from the student to conform their level of education with the departmental requirements.

These requirements indicate the skills needed to satisfactorily complete ME graduate courses and conduct research. When collateral work is required the minimum acceptable grades received by the student will be stated in the admission letter. Provisional status is removed when these conditions of admission have been met. Approval of the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Engineering Dean’s Office is required. Proficiency requirement: Students whose undergraduate degree is not in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Mechanics must, during their course of study, demonstrate proficiency in three (3) out of the five (5) undergraduate courses below:

  • ME 332: Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 451: Controls
  • ME 410: Heat Transfer
  • ME 461: Vibrations
  • ME 423: Intermediate Mechanics of Deformable Solids.

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