• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration

About

Mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design, manufacturing, and technical sales of a variety of products. The Mechanical Engineering programme is offered by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

  • Requires successful completion of 30 graduate credit hours
  • Must maintain at least 3.0 GPA throughout program
  • Program formats:
  • All course option (30 credit hours of coursework)
  • Project option (27 credit hours of coursework, plus 3 credit hour project)
  • Thesis option (24-27 credit hours of coursework, plus 3-6 credit hour thesis)
  • Major advisor plays important role for Project and Thesis options
  • Full-time status: Requires twelve credit hours per semester (nine credit hours if serving as TA/GA/RA)
  • Program duration: Typically three to four semesters
  • Informal courses: Up to six credit hours are permitted

Programme Structure

The Mechanical Engineering Master of Science program has no core course requirements. However, at least 21 credits of the student's program must be MAE courses.

Required for students receiving financial support (TA, RA, or GA) through the department.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least eight approved graduate courses (24 to 27 credit hours)
  • 3 to 6 credit hours of thesis registration, for a total of 30 credit hours.

Thesis

The thesis may cover a variety of activities, including theoretical and experimental investigations, practical design projects, and the like.

  • Three people, qualified to render judgment in the area involved, constitute the thesis examination committee: the advisor plus two other faculty members. 
  • The candidate makes an oral presentation at which the examination committee is present in addition to other interested faculty and students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring semesters. We recommend applying as early as possible, but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      1-2 years
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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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  • Minimum required score:

    55

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 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.

  • Scanned copies of academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) studies (English translations required)
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Resume/Curricula Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE Scores (Institution Code 2925, Department Code 1603)
  • (For International Applicants) TOEFL Scores (Institution Code 2925, Department Code 69) [We also accept IELTS, PTE, CAE, and CPE scores]
  • $85 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5545 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

All applicants are reviewed for funding, a separate application is not required. Funding is limited but all applicants are considered. 

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