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Mechanical Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, WA,
Designed for working professional engineers in the Greater Seattle Area—one of the nation’s fastest growing technology and engineering hubs—Seattle University’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) provides you with a cutting edge, flexible and practical learning program to further your professional career.


Through a diverse curriculum of 30 mechanical engineering course credits and 15 course credits from the Albers School of Business and Economics, our MSME program will fully prepare you with the advanced knowledge base you need to set yourself apart as you advance in your career. Our faculty designed the MSME program with the goals of supporting you and meeting the needs of our region’s most successful companies.  We worked closely with our Advisory Board of industry professionals from Amazon, Boeing, Kenworth, K2 Sports, Microsoft, FSi Consulting Engineers, Seattle City Light and Uptake Technologies to identify the skill sets they require in their leadership positions. That’s why our MSME curriculum provides a range of advanced mechanical engineering courses combined with a strong background in business and communication through courses taught by our world-renowned Albers School of Business & Economics. 

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      12-24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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).

General Requirements

  • Complete graduate application form and submit the $55 non-refundable application fee. The fee is waived for Seattle University alumni.
  •  Evidence of an earned four-year baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline from an ABET- accredited or regionally accredited institution. Applicants with other degrees may be granted provisional admission to the program, contingent upon successful completion of stated undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    815 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 815 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    815 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 815 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    815 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 815 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Seattle

  • 1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

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