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Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering

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Credit Hours


$949 Per Credit Hour

10 to 15

Week Terms


Mid August
Early January
Late May


  • Online students may choose the non-thesis option, except with special permission from the department to complete a thesis.
  • For the M.S. non-thesis option, students must:
    • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level (6000/7000/8000) graded course work, including:
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours from MECH 6000/7000/8000-level coursework 
    • A minimum of 9 credit hours of elective graduate courses in science/engineering
  • For the M.S. thesis option, students must:
    • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level (6000/7000/8000)course and research work, including:
      • A minimum of 15 credit hours from MECH 6000/7000/8000 level graded course work 
      • A minimum of 6 credits of MECH 7990 (Thesis & Research). (Thesis topics must be approved by the student's advisory committee.)
      • A minimum of 9 credit hours of elective, graded graduate courses in science/engineering

*View a complete MECH course list and course descriptions. Graduate courses are those listed as level ”6000” and up. Those that are also offered online have a corresponding listing with a course section beginning in "D" (e.g., MECH7990 Dxx). The course section will change from term to term. 

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Why this degree?

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering provides students opportunities to obtain the skills necessary to define, formulate, and solve advanced problems through education and research in the field of mechanical engineering.

Who is eligible?

  • Those who hold a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing (transcripts required) are eligible.
  • Applicants with degrees in other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines are encouraged to apply and may be required to complete undergraduate mechanical engineering courses before official admission into the graduate program.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 is required. 
  • The GRE is required, or TOEFL scores for international students.
  • Additional coursework may be required as prerequisites upon faculty review and communicated with the student prior to official admission to the graduate program.

What can you expect?

  • Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate program, you will work with the graduate program officer to create a plan of study.

How do I apply?