12 months
736 USD/credit 33120 USD/year
736 USD/credit 33120 USD/year
509 USD/credit 22905 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University provides advanced coursework and research that blends basic Mechanical Engineering with fundamental engineering principles and practice.

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Closely tied to industry needs and applications, the program supports research in turbulence, mechanical design, additive manufacturing, computational fluid dynamics, microgravity fluid management, microfluidics, motion synthesis for manufacturing, and material handling processes. The Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University features research thrusts spanning a wide range of cutting-edge and specialty areas. 

Applicants to the master's program need a solid undergraduate engineering background, while applicants to the Ph.D. program need a strong graduate engineering background. Both programs require applicants to display an ability to work independently, and a desire to work on problems with no obvious solution. 


Careers in the Mechanical Engineering field can span various industries, including:

  • additive manufacturing
  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • biomedical
  • construction
  • defense
  • electronics
  • energy
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • industrial
  • materials and metals
  • mechanical design

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Seminar
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Control Engineering 
  • Finite Element Modeling and Analysis
  • Robotics
  • 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Additive Manufacturing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 736 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22905 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 509 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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