Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The 100% online Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering is ideal for working professionals interested in becoming industry leaders and innovators. This 30-credit-hour, non-thesis executive program imparts the skills, knowledge and experience needed to change the world through engineering.
Ranked the No. 10 best mechanical engineering program in the country according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Graduate School Rankings, our program offers unparalleled online instruction to engineering students the world over. Earn your master’s degree in as little as two years from the Cockrell School of Engineering, one of the top engineering schools in the United States.
A machine is more than the sum of its parts. Every aspect of our online program has been designed to cater to the needs of graduate students. Our program is:
- Clear-Cut: There are no thesis or project course requirements.
- Current: Our course content is updated regularly in response to industry trends.
- Efficient: Complete our program in as little as two years.
- Flexible: Courses are 100% online and asynchronous.
- Rigorous: Our program incorporates the same comprehensive curriculum taught on campus.
The Path to Limitless Opportunities
As a graduate of our online master’s degree in mechanical engineering, you’ll find yourself at the crossroads of diverse industries, each offering a unique landscape for your skills to flourish. This academic and professional pathway is not just a qualification, it’s a ticket to explore the limitless horizons of creativity, innovation, and impact. What starts here changes the world, meaning you’ll become a driving force behind progress and transformation. Below are just a few of the diverse companies our online mechanical engineering alumni work for:
- Applied Materials
- Lockheed Martin
- National Oilwell Varco
- Northrop Grumman
- Proctor and Gamble
- Raytheon Technologies
Curriculum to Challenge and Inspire
Our executive master’s degree program is composed of 10 courses encompassing a wide range of mechanical engineering topics, including automatic control, applied thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Through our program, you will learn to utilize emerging technology to solve engineering problems and design, analyze and produce products and design processes. One of your first assignments as a master’s degree student will be to find an innovative solution to an engineering-related problem in your personal or professional life, and that’s just one of the experiential learning opportunities you will find in our program. Our executive master’s degree provides an opportunity to engage with rigorous, industry-relevant course content that is immediately applicable to your career.
Online Learning to Support and Empower
UT Austin’s online mechanical engineering graduate program is uniquely tailored for working professionals and incorporates the latest in best practices for online learning. Courses are entirely online and asynchronous, allowing you to participate on your own time, at your own pace. Lessons have clear learning objectives and consist of easily digestible units, including videos, exercises, quizzes and tests. Led by the same esteemed faculty and encompassing the same curriculum as its on-campus equivalent, our program offers an indispensable opportunity and experience to students regardless of where they call home. You don’t have to be a Texan to be a Texas Engineer.
Under the guidance of our esteemed faculty, you will develop a degree plan, engage with online course materials and master mechanical engineering concepts. Feedback will be provided by not only your professors but the fellow Texas Engineers within your cohort, and group discussions and communication tools will help ensure that clarity, assistance and perspective are never out of reach. Every effort has been made to ensure that, as a working professional, you will be given the flexible scheduling and supportive learning environment you need to succeed in your education.
Upon completing our online program, you will receive the exact same degree awarded to graduates of our on-campus mechanical engineering program: a Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering.
Master’s Degree Admission Requirements
The minimum requirements to apply to the master’s degree program are:
- A Bachelor of Science in engineering or a related field.
- A 3.0 GPA.*
- Eligible GRE scores. (Submission of GRE scores is currently not required but optional for mechanical engineering applicants through the spring 2024 application cycle).
- A resume and statement of purpose.
- Two professional letters of recommendation.
- TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable.
*Conditional admission may be possible if your GPA is below 3.0.
For more information about requirements, exceptions, conditional admission and applying with a non-U.S. degree, visit the Admissions page.
Master’s Degree Tuition
Tuition is $4,000 per course plus fees for all students, regardless of their location. In total, tuition is $40,000 plus fees. This tuition rate is subject to change.
Upon admission, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot, which will be applied to your first tuition payment.
For more information about options for funding your education, visit the tuition page.
Required Courses (30 Credit Hours)
|ME 381M – Statistical Methods for Process Control and Manufacturing||3||X|
|ME 383M – Heat Transfer in Industrial Systems||3||X|
|ME 384M – Fluid Mechanics in Industrial Processes||3||X|
|ME 385M – Applied Thermodynamics||3||X|
|ME 386M – Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Physical Systems||3||X|
|ME 387M – Introduction to Automatic Control||3||X|
|ME 389M – Materials Science and Engineering||3||X|
|ME 391M – Introduction to Manufacturing Systems||3||X|
|ME 397 – Product Design Lab||3||X|
|ENM 397 – Engineering Economics||3||X|