12 months
1221 USD/credit 35409 USD/year
1141 USD/credit 33089 USD/year
482 USD/credit 13978 USD/year
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As a Mechanical engineer, the devices you design are critical to our modern economy and future innovation. A Mechanical Engineering program from The University of Alabama at Birmingham can help you learn advanced engineering methods and give you research opportunities.


What to expect from studying this Mechanical Engineering program

We've developed a research-intensive curriculum, with unique hands-on experiences and mentorship from our faculty. As you earn your degree, you'll have the option of choosing a path with or without a thesis. With a thesis, you’ll take more mathematics courses, which can be beneficial if you want to pursue a doctoral degree. If you'd rather do a research or design project, you can do so with an emphasis in research/design or technology/engineering management. No matter what you choose, you will have an opportunity to explore a number of research areas.


  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham mechanical engineers have helped design and build three rapid-freeze devices to help NASA conduct experiments in space.
  • Engineering managers earned an average salary of $137,720 in 2017 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Basics
  • Vehicular Dynamics
  • Vehicle Drive Systems Engineering
  • Combustion
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Power Generation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


29 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited (or equivalent) program in engineering or the physical sciences is required for admission to graduate study in mechanical engineering with not less than B-level scholarship overall or over the last 60 semester hours of earned credit.

  • A student with an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering other than mechanical or in the physical sciences may also be accepted into the mechanical engineering program. However, such a student will normally have to take additional, preparatory coursework as part of an expanded plan of study (see "Preparatory Courses" later in this section).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35409 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1221 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1141 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13978 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 482 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 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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