Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides three graduate programs leading to the following degrees: (i) the "Master of Engineering - Mechanical" degree, (ii) the professional "Mechanical Engineer" degree, and (iii) the "Doctor of Philosophy" degree with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering.The Department of Mechanical Engineering has active research interests in the following areas: biomedical devices, biosensors and cell/tissue-based physiological platforms, composites and structured materials, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, computer-aided design and manufacturing, integrated product and process design, control theory, design of thermal systems, knowledge-based engineering systems, noise control and vibration, robotics and automation, nano/micro system modeling, design and fabrication and sustainable energy.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering are to teach students strategies, methods and techniques to:

  • Enable consistent production of high quality products through a science-based understanding of engineering materials and manufacturing processes
  • Introduce approaches for increasing product quality, reduce product costs and shorten time to market
  • Establish dependable project control and monitoring systems
  • Maintain compliance with good business practices
  • Prepare for more managerial responsibilities and higher executive positions in industry
  • Prepare for the doctoral program and a career in research

Program Curriculum

The Master's degree requires thirty credits. The program structure is as follows:

  • There are two required core courses that are shown below.
  • At least four courses from any one of the seven concentrations below must be chosen.
  • Four elective courses must be chosen. These are explained in the "Elective Courses" section below.

Core Course Requirements for Full Degree

  • ME 635 Modeling and Simulation
  • ME 641 Engineering Analysis I

Concentration Courses

Manufacturing Systems:
ME 565 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
ME 566 Design for Manufacturability
ME 644 Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing
ME 645 Design of Production Systems
ME 652 Advanced Additive Manufacturing
ME 653 Design for Additive Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Systems:
ME 530 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
ME 535 Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceutical Facilities Design
ME 540 Validation and Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
ME 628 Manufacturing and Packaging of Pharmaceutical Oral Solid Dosage Products
ME 629 Manufacturing of Sterile Pharmaceuticals
ME 647 Environmental Systems (HVAC) in Healthcare Manufacturing

Product Design:
ME 520 Analysis and Design of Composites
ME 615 Thermal System Design
ME 658 Advanced Mechanics of Solids
ME 659 Advanced Structural Design
ME 663 Finite Element Method
ME 665 Advanced Product Development

Thermal, Fluids, Energy Engineering:
ME 510 Power Plant Engineering
ME 601 Engineering Thermodynamics
ME 604 Advanced Heat Transfer
ME 615 Thermal Systems Design
ME 674 Fluid Dynamics
ME 675 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

Medical Devices:
ME 525 Biomechanics
ME 526 Biofluid Mechanics
ME 580 Medical Device Design and Technology
ME 658 Advanced Mechanics of Solids
ME 660 Medical Devices Manufacturing
ME 674 Fluid Dynamics

Robotics & Controls:
ME 598 Introduction to Robotics
ME 621 Introduction to Modern Control Engineering
ME 622 Optimal Control and Estimation of Dynamical Systems
ME 631 Mechanical Vibrations I
ME 651 Analytic Dynamics
ME 654 Advanced Robotics

Micro/nano System:
ME 573 Introduction to MEMS
ME 581 Introduction to BioMEMS
ME 680 Fundamentals of Micro/Nano Fluidics
ME 681 Applications of Advanced Micro/Nano Materials, Structures, and Devices
NANO 525 Techniques of Surface and Nanostructure Characterization
NANO 600 Nanoscale Science and Technology

Elective Cources

Four elective courses may be chosen. Of these four courses, a maximum of two courses may be non-ME courses, and of the non-ME courses, a maximum of one may be a non-SES course (i.e. any Stevens graduate course). A student may substitute a Project (ME 800 Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering, 3 credits) or a Master's Thesis (ME 900 Thesis in Mechanical Engineering, 6 credits) for the appropriate number of courses.

In addition to the 30 credit Master of Engineering degree, the department offers several Graduate Certificate programs which are specifically designed to allow practicing engineers an opportunity to gain specialized knowledge in a particular Mechanical Engineering focus area. Credits earned towards a Graduate Certificate may be applied towards a Master of Engineering graduate degree. For more information, please see the Graduate Certificates page.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with a Master's degree, a student must obtain an overall average of "B" in all the courses needed to meet the credit requirement for the degree and must have completed at least six "600-level" courses.

The remaining five courses (15 credits) constitute the student's elective field and will consist of:

  • at least one course of "600-level or higher" given in the Mechanical Engineering Department
  • at maximum of four courses of "500-level" given in the Mechanical Engineering Department
  • a maximum of one course given in other departments

Graduate Certificates

The Mechanical Engineering department offers several graduate certificate programs to students meeting the regular admission requirements for the master's program. Each graduate certificate program is self-contained and highly focused, carrying 10 or more graduate credits. Current programs include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Air Pollution Technology
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer
  • Design and Production Management
  • Power Generation
  • Ordnance Engineering
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Vibration and Noise Control
  • Robotics and Control
  • Nuclear Power Engineering

All of the courses may be used toward the Master of Engineering degree as well as for the graduate certificate. 

For more information, please visit our department graduate certificate webpage


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