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Mechanical Engineering, M.S.ME

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About

The Mechanical Engineering degree has two options: 

  • Thesis Option: To receive a degree from this department, you must satisfy the M.S. degree requirements, as specified in the current General Catalog. The additional departmental requirements listed here provide background in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering while allowing you the flexibility to specialize in thermal systems, mechanical systems, materials or microsystems.
  • Non-Thesis/Project Option: The nonthesis option is appropriate for practicing and/or employed engineers who wish to acquire advanced background in chosen subject areas without having the need to pursue rigorous research. The degree can be earned with a part-time program of study.

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Official test scores must be sent from ETS.  
  • TOEFL score (International applicants only). The Department has the same requirements as the Graduate School which is no lower than 550 (paper based test), 213 (computer based test), or 79 (Internet based test).
  • Three recommendation letters are required by the Department.  When applying online, follow the instructions on the application. If the recommendation letters cannot be submitted online then email or mail to the Department's Graduate Studies Coordinator.
  • Statement of Purpose should be completed with the online application.
  • A Writing Sample is required by the department.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29000 USD/year
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  • National

    28868 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11953 USD/year
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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