Founded as a school dedicated to the instruction of mechanical engineers, Stevens has over 140 years of experience providing a broad range of theoretical and applied mechanical engineering learning opportunities.

Graduate students benefit from an emphasis on multi-disciplinary research collaboration and interdisciplinary studies, including Nanotechnology and Sustainable Engineering. Broad faculty interests include high-performance materials, manufacturing and design, computational fluid dynamics, multiscale fluid physics, ambient energy harvesting, sustainable energy systems, multi-scale robotics and unmanned vehicles, and active nanomaterials and devices.

Innovative Education and Research

At Stevens, our graduate-level mechanical engineering programs build on undergraduate education and professional engineering experience, and dive deep into a student's primary area of interest. A flexible curriculum enables students to focus intensely on their specialties, conduct research projects, and write theses using the resources of broad course offerings and faculty strengths. Students support faculty research on emerging technologies, their fabrications methods, and the infrastructures that support manufacturing and product development.

Besides department and faculty labs, students have access to the Laboratory for Multi-Scale Imaging (LMSI), which provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise in morphological characterization to support and elevate research from the macroscopic to microscopic length scale. This multi-disciplinary support facility houses four pieces of major instrumentations: a field-emission S/TEM, a field-emission SEM, a DPN/AFM, and an LSCM. LMSI supports a vibrant research environment that promotes learning and research activities by offering training classes and seminars within an open and multiuser laboratory space.

Graduate Program Benefits

Graduate students benefit from an emphasis on multi-disciplinary research collaboration and interdisciplinary studies, including sanotechnology and sustainable engineering. Broad faculty interests include high-performance materials, manufacturing and design, computational fluid dynamics, multiscale fluid physics, ambient energy harvesting, sustainable energy systems, multi-scale robotics and unmanned vehicles and active nanomaterials and devices.

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Mechanical Engineering Master's Program

The mechanical engineering master's degree program is intended to extend and broaden students' undergraduate education. It can be considered as a terminal degree or as preparation for the Ph.D. degree program.

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Ph.D. Program

Admission to the doctoral (Ph.D.) program in mechanical engineering will be made by the graduate committee of the department and will be based on an assessment of your academic background, competence and aptitude for advanced study and research. Normally, an appropriate master of engineering degree or its equivalent is required, but exceptionally well qualified applicants will be considered for admission to the doctoral program even without completed master's degree.

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Integrated Product Development

As an interdisciplinary master's program, Integrated Product Development (IPD) gives students a distinct opportunity to cross disciplines in order to expand or deepen their expertise in the engineering fields. Students may use their professional experience and educational backgrounds as a foundation for exploring new disciplines, or gain a robust understanding of a field in which they are currently employed.

The program's curriculum includes four core courses that establish the methodologies and tools required for effective engineering design and…

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Program

The Stevens pharmaceutical manufacturing program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation and thorough understanding of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) in processes, facilities, validation, and project management. At Stevens, students learn and interact with outstanding industry-based faculty, who bring valuable knowledge, depth, and real-world experience to the classroom. They teach a thorough science-based understanding of pharmaceutical materials, and current and cutting-edge manufacturing processes in the context of global…

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Nanotechnology Program

Students pursuing graduate degrees in the mechanical engineering department may participate in the Stevens nanotechnology graduate program. To qualify for the nanotechnology concentration in addition to satisfying the mechanical engineering graduate degree requirements, the elective courses in the graduate degree program chosen by students must satisfy the requirements for the nanotechnology concentration. Thesis option is also available for master's degrees. Candidates for Ph.D. degrees with the nanotechnology concentration must complete disciplinary…

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Graduate Co-op Program

Unique among most universities in the Unites States, Stevens offers a Graduate Cooperative Education Program that provides relevant learning experiences for students in business, industry and government. This allows for students to apply their technical knowledge in a supportive workplace while being actively engaged with new technologies in a continuous on-the-job learning environment. Students utilize their critical thinking skills to understand methodologies and processes and produce new knowledge for the global marketplace. They are exposed…

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