M.Eng. On Campus

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
40812 USD/year
24586 USD/year
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The Engineering Science and Mechanics program is offered at Pennsylvania State University and focuses on the application of physics, advanced mathematics and engineering principles to problems in mechanics, materials, bionanotechnology, nanoscience and neuroscience.


Opportunities for graduate studies within this Engineering Science and Mechanics program at Pennsylvania State University are available in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research areas including:

  • Biomechanics
  • Composite materials
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Electrical, magnetic, electromagnetic, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties of thin films
  • Experimental mechanics
  • Failure analysis
  • Lithography
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microoptoelectromechanical systems (MOEMS)
  • Micromechanics
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Non-destructive evaluation and testing
  • Numerical methods
  • Photovoltaic materials and devices
  • Nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology
  • Properties of materials
  • Shock, vibration acoustics and nonlinear dynamics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Structural mechanics
  • Wave-material interactions

Learning outcomes

  • Graduates will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the core theories and methods within one or more sub-specialties in the fields of engineering science and mechanics.
  • Graduates will be able to synthesize theory, literature and experimental results to generate new concepts, designs or hypotheses in engineering science and mechanics. 
  • Graduates will be able to carry out independent and original research studies that address current problems in the multi-disciplinary field of engineering science and mechanics.
  • Graduates will be able to convey ideas or arguments in clear, concise, well organized papers and proposals as well as in formal, oral presentations.
  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze work by others in their field of specialty.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to collaborate in a collegial and ethical manner with other professionals within their field and/or with diverse scientific backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Mechanics in Emerging Electronics for Biomedicine
  • Theory of Elasticity and Applications
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics Seminar
  • Mathematical Theory of Elasticity
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Stress Waves in Solids
  • Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Mathematical Methods in Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Experimental Methods in Vibrations
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Fracture Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering, the sciences, mathematics, engineering science, and materials who present at least a 3.00 grade-point average will be considered for admission.
  • GRE scores are not required for admission.
  • English proficiency test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) may be required for international applicants.

Tuition Fee

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    40812 USD/year
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  • National

    24586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24586 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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