Graduate students in WPI’s master's in mechanical engineering program don’t just ask “why,” they ask “why not?” If you’re a passionate innovator, builder, and problem solver, the collaborative and inspiring environment will help you tackle society’s most critical engineering challenges whether in research or industry.
The mechanical engineering graduate program receives significant funding, including support from such sources as the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and Sandia National Labs.
Our world-class, dedicated faculty members invite MS in mechanical engineering students into their research projects in our various cutting-edge labs. And in our classrooms, you’ll gain a depth and breadth of understanding mechanical engineering practices to assume leadership roles in the industry. Whatever your goals are in our mechanical engineering degree program, our faculty will push you to forge your path and realize your ambitions.
The course work for our mechanical engineering master's degree will include mechanical engineering, mathematics, electives, and a graduate seminar. You may choose to complete a thesis or non-thesis option, the latter requiring more courses in mechanical engineering to replace the thesis requirements.
MS in Mechanical Engineering graduate students may choose from five fields of study to allow the most opportunity to work on current research with WPI faculty. These diverse areas of study include the following:
- Biomechanical engineering
- Dynamics and controls
- Manufacturing and design
- Structures and materials
- Thermal and fluid sciences (fluids engineering)
Research for the Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
The diverse research activities within WPI’s master's in mechanical engineering program place graduate students at the center of research that’s advancing key 21st century industries.
Companies that work with WPI’s faculty (and our mechanical engineering master's students):
- Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Orthocare Innovations
- Bose Corporation
Graduate Studies Series
Learn from our enrollment team members and other guests by attending quick and convenient 30-minute webinars we designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as how to secure funding, how to ace your application, an overview of student services, and more!
Ready to Pursue Your Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree?
If you’re considering a mechanical engineering career, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering will help you start your career at well-known, global companies. Graduates are prepared for mechanical engineering jobs as aerospace engineers, manufacturing engineers, nuclear engineers, and many more. If you’re interested in working alongside other like-minded brains in a challenging and rewarding environment, explore our MS in mechanical engineering WPI’s mechanical engineering department is the oldest and largest at WPI. Dedicated advisors help students find the challenging, yet rewarding roles in exciting mechanical engineering graduate jobs or in a graduate school path they’re seeking. What are you waiting for? Apply today.
Prefer to Pursue Your MS in Mechanical Engineering Online?
Do you want a mechanical engineering masters, but need flexibility to complete the degree? Check out WPI’s mechanical engineering master's online which provides the time to balance work, family, and academics.
Interested in Pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering?
Our PhD in Mechanical Engineering enables students to gain a higher level of expertise in the fields and specialties where they are driven to discover more. WPI’s PhD in mechanical engineering program helps you forge your own path with pioneering research and alongside our renowned faculty members.
Elevate Your Leadership Skills with Our METL Graduate Certificate
Want to take your technical skills and your managerial skills to the next level? WPI’s Mechanical Engineering for Technical Learning (METL) Graduate Certificate Program will help you do exactly that so you can advance in your career. With a strong focus on leadership and management, this program enables mechanical engineers to accelerate in their field.
Need a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering First?
Ready to explore a mechanical engineering path but need to get your bachelor’s degree before you move forward? Explore WPI’s BS in mechanical engineering which will provide the essential hands-on skills you need to succeed. Maybe you want to understand mechanical engineering principles to complement your major? A minor might be just what you need. Explore WPI’s mechanical engineering minor program.