M.Sc. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Merced

12 months
11502 USD/year
11502 USD/year
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The graduate emphasis in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Merced is dedicated to the education of a new generation of mechanicists and researchers in areas related to mechanical engineering who aim to master the fundamentals of the mechanical sciences.


Mechanical Engineering students at University of California, Merced regularly engage in innovative research that crosses disciplines. Our faculty and students actively seek to uncover new knowledge in a range of research topics including controls, fluid dynamics, thermal science, plasma engineering, heat transfer, design, tribology, mechatronics and energy conversion and storage.

Educational Objectives:

  • To provide a solid background on the pertinent mathematical, physical, chemical and engineering concepts that make up the foundations of the broad disciplines of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, as well as on their closely associated fields;
  • To provide our students with the knowledge to correctly apply natural laws to the creative formulation and solution of engineering problems through the use of analytical, computational and experimental techniques;
  • To expand the reach of research in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics to non-traditional areas by continually seeking to incorporate new methodologies and research findings to our graduate curriculum.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomechanics and Mechano-biology
  • Dynamics and Controls
  • Energy Conversion & Storage
  • Innovative Design
  • Mechatronics, Embedded Systems & Automation
  • Plasmas & Fluid Mechanics
  • Radiative Heat Transfer
  • Solar Concentration
  • Sustainable Water & Energy Technologies
  • Thermal & Electrochemical Energy Devices
  • Thermal Science and Energy Conversion
  • Tribology: Friction, Wear and Lubrication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. This degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent both in the distribution of academic subject matter and scholarship achievement comparable to that offered at the University of California.
  • Have a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) is required.
  • Provide TOEFL or IELTS test scores (international students only). Please visit our International Application Information page.
  • Individual Program Requirements: Please review below any additional requirements imposed by the graduate program you are applying to (GRE test scores, Writing Samples).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5751 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Merced

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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