ME in Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Tech

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OVERVIEW OF Mechanical Engineering
AT Virginia Tech (Virg. Tech)

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Tuition Fee

STEM Course
The ME in Mechanical Engineering at Virg. Tech 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






UG Score


Work Ex

14 months

Virg. Tech Mechanical Engineering

Spring Deadline (Send docs)
01 September, 2019

Fall Deadline (Send docs)
15 January, 2020


Fall: 12 Mar |
*Estimate based on previous dates reported by Yocketers

Course Description

Requires more coursework hours (24) and only project hours (6). MENG students must submit a Plan of Study to the Graduate Coordinator before completing the first semester registered as a MENG student.


  • Courses numbered 5000, or higher: 1 8 hours minimum
  • ME Course Work: 9 hours minimum
  • Courses outside the student’s discipline area: 6 hours minimum
  • ME approved Mathematics or Statistics: 3 hours minimum
  • A maximum of two Virginia Tech 4000 level courses can be used to meet degree
    requirements and should be on the Technical Elective List for undergraduate ME students. If
    it is a conjoint course, it must be taken at the 5000 level.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of Special Study (5984 only), and a maximum of 6 hours of
    Independent Study (5974 only), with the total of both not to exceed 9 hours is allowed.
  • Transfer courses meeting Graduate School policies, may be listed and approved on the Plan
    of Study.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume (One page is preferable. Do NOT upload copies of certificates; those should be listed
    on the resume)
  • Statement of Purpose (2 pages maximum)
  • Publication samples (If applicable)
  • 3 Letters of Reference directly from your referees
  • general GRE test
  • TOEFL (1 05 IBT, 260 computer based) students whose native language is not English

The Graduate School may waive the TOEFL once an applicant completes a degree at an English speaking university. The department cannot waive the TOEFL. Departmental test scores are different from the Graduate School’s minimums.

The Master of Engineering Degree (MENG) in Mechanical Engineering is primarily intended for individuals working in industry/government, and pursuing this degree on a part-time
basis. Minimum requirements are:

  1. Engineering project and report (ME 5904): 6 hours minimum
  2. Approved coursework meeting the following: 24 hours minimum

Job Prospects and Placements for Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech

  • A written Project & Report must be submitted for the Final Defense.
  • No courses below the 4000 level will be accepted for graduate credit

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