MS in Mechanical Engineering
University at Buffalo SUNY

About University at Buffalo SUNY

University of Buffalo, a public research university established in 1846, is the largest university among all the SUNY-s. Again, this is one of the popular universities among all graduate school students due its amazingly low fees and strategic location. It ranks #253 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.

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Tuition Fee

STEM Course
The MS in Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Buffalo 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






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Work Ex

10 months

SUNY Buffalo Mechanical Engineering

Fall Deadline (Send docs)
01 April, 2019

Spring (Financial Aid) Deadline (Send docs)
15 July, 2019

Fall (Financial Aid) Deadline (Send docs)
15 December, 2019

Spring Deadline (Send docs)
15 December, 2019


Fall: 15 Jan |
*Estimate based on previous dates reported by Yocketers

Course Description

The Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering Master of Science programs have no core course requirements. However, at least 21 credits of the student's program must be MAE courses. Students are trained for careers in engineering practice and/or further study at the doctoral level. Students can choose between three options: MS with Thesis, MS with Project, or All-Course MS with Comprehensive Exam. In addition, students can complete a program leading to 2 MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering.

Courses Required:
Requires successful completion of 30 graduate credit hours
Must maintain at least 3.0 GPA throughout program

All course option (30 credit hours of coursework)

  • Project option (27 credit hours of coursework, plus 3 credit hour project)
  • Thesis option (24-27 credit hours of coursework, plus 3-6 credit hour thesis)
  • Major advisor plays important role for Project and Thesis options

Eligibility and Application Requirements

  1. Application online
  2. Transcripts
  3. GRE & TOEFL
  4. Statement of Purpose Essay
  5. Resume /Curriculum Vitae
  6. Recommendation Letters online
  7. Application fee

Job Prospects and Placements for Mechanical Engineering at University at Buffalo SUNY

The thesis may cover a variety of activities, including theoretical and experimental investigations, practical design projects, and the like. The candidate makes an oral presentation at which the examination committee is present in addition to other interested faculty and students.

  • Project

The project should be carefully prepared, and must be typed and bound. The candidate makes an oral presentation at which the examination committee is present in addition to other interested faculty and students. A typed report of substantial length is required, written to a satisfactory standard as judged by the faculty advisor.

  • Comprehensive Exam

The comprehensive exam for the All-Course option is an oral exam in the area of the student's specialization conducted by a committee of at least two faculty members of the department. The comprehensive examination is designed to evaluate the student's mastery of their program of study and their ability to integrate knowledge acquired through their program. The comprehensive examination date will be established by the Director of Graduate Studies and will be held within one week of the conclusion of each semester.

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