M.Sc. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers a graduate program leading to degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the master’s level. 



The department at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers a broad range of courses in the field of Mechanical Engineering. A rich array of research topics of contemporary interest are structured into four major interdisciplinary research areas of emphasis: Biomedical and Biotechnology, Microsystems and Nanotechnology, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Environment. 

Some examples of specific research focus areas within these emphasis areas include micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), micro/nanomanipulation, nanoparticles, nanofluidics, microtransducers and micromechanisms, electrospinning, acoustics, dynamics and vibration, medical imaging and diagnostics, biomechanics and computational mechanics, product design, mechatronics and automatic control, multi-body systems and vehicle dynamics, IC engines, combustors, plasma, combustion, heat transfer, turbulence, multi-phase flows, and molecular dynamics and air pollution control. Interdisciplinary and interdepartmental work is encouraged with other engineering departments such as, bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science as well as various departments in the College of Medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Stress Analysis 
  • Mechatronics 
  • Numerical Heat Transfer 
  • Intermediate Vibration Theory 
  • Stress Analysis
  • Theory of Gearing and Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field Mechanical engineering. The degree must be from an American Board of Engineering Technology (ABET) accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required.
  • Personal Statement Required.
  • Other Requirements Admission to the PhD program is not automatic for students completing their MS degree in the department. Master’s students who desire to continue on to the PhD must see the department’s graduate coordinator for forms to apply to the PhD program.
    • Nondegree Applicants Nondegree applicants may be admitted for no more than 8 semester hours.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      11870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Chicago

    1297 - 2491 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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