M.Sc. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno is tailored to the background, needs and interests of the individual student.


The Mechanical Engineering program offered by University of Nevada, Reno has some areas of research, for example: 

  • Smart, active, and soft materials: sensing and actuation, stimuli-responsive shape-programmable matter, artificial muscles, biomimetic and soft robotics
  • Advanced manufacturing and materials processing: 3D printing and bioprinting, laser processing, composite materials and structures, tribology and surface science, micro-/nanomanufacturing
  • Micro-/nanoscale transport, energy conversion and storage
  • Theoretical and computational mechanics: micromechanics, multi-scale modeling of material electrical, chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties, continuum mechanics
  • Experimental mechanics: in situ microscale mechanical testing, plasticity and fatigue of high-strength, light-weight alloys


Our program is directed towards preparing motivated students to become professionally competent and capable of independent, self-directed research in one of several sub-disciplines of mechanical engineering, including solid mechanics, materials, structures, advanced manufacturing, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, nuclear and renewable energy, dynamics, robotics, and controls.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Intermediate Heat Transfer 
  • Air Conditioning Engineering Systems 
  • Heat Transfer in Renewable Energy Systems 
  • Introduction to Robotics 
  • Advanced Mechanics 
  • Materials 
  • Introduction of Plasticity and Creep 
  • Micromechanics 
  • Intermediate Dynamics 
  • Composite Materials 
  • ME 653 - Mechanical Vibrations
  • Introduction to Tribology 
  • Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 
  • Active Solar Engineering 
  • Introduction to Combustion 
  • Internal Combustion Engines 
  • Gas Dynamics 
  • Aerodynamics 
  • Introduction to Microtechnology 
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods for Engineers 
  • Training in Technical Presentations
  • Linear Systems 
  • Continuum Mechanics 
  • Viscoelasticity 
  • Energy and Variational Methods 
  • Advanced Dynamics 
  • Advanced Composite Materials 
  • Computational Structural Analysis 
  • Thermal and Structural Analysis of Nanomaterials 
  • Convection Heat Transfer 
  • Radiation Heat Transfer 
  • Enhanced Heat Transfer 
  • Low-Reynolds Number Flows 
  • Advanced Thermodynamics 
  • Turbulent Flow and Transport 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30-33 alternative credits
  • Plan A  (30 units)
  • Plan B (33 units)


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Incoming students should have a background in the core areas of mechanical engineering, including statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, dynamic systems and control, fluid mechanics, and solid mechanics. 
  • If you don't have background in one or more of these areas, faculty can help identify the additional courses you should take before completing our program.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A statement of purpose (approximately 1-2 pages), describing research interests and career goals. Candidates are expected to clearly indicate their research interests as well as the faculty members they are interested in working with.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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