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

As a graduate student in the Department of Mechanical engineering, you'll 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 your primary area of interest. A flexible curriculum enables you to focus intensely on your specialties, conduct research projects, and write theses using the resources of broad course offerings and faculty strengths. You'll support faculty research on emerging technologies, their fabrications methods, and the infrastructures that support manufacturing and product development.

Besides department and faculty labs, you'll 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 Programs

The department offers the following graduate programs:

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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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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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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Robotics Master's Program

This distinctive master’s degree program offers exposure to both the mathematical foundations of robotics and to relevant hands-on laboratory projects in robotics and mechatronics. The robotics master's degree program integrates the study of fundamentals in robot modeling, analysis, design, and control with modern and advanced applications of robotics technology to meet today’s specialized needs within the industry.

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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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