12 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Demonstrate your technical acumen and ratchet up your career objectives with the Mechanical Engineering MSc program offered at University of South Carolina.


Areas of Specialization

Mechanical Engineering graduate students work side by side with our faculty in state-of-the art labs and research centers that are breaking ground in many fields of mechanical engineering.

Fields of specialization include:

  • Advanced Materials and Multi-scale Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics and Multiphysics
  • Thermo-Fluids Engineering
  • Energy and Fuel Cells
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Smart Structures and Condition Based Maintenance
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanotechnology

Why Mechanical Engineering Graduate Study?

The Mechanical Engineering MSc program offered at University of South Carolina provides graduate students with opportunities to acquire a broad foundation of mechanical engineering knowledge, an in-depth research experience at the frontiers of mechanical engineering and skills for life-long learning and professional development. Our program is ranked #31 nationally, #7 in the Southern Region, and #1 in South Carolina by the National Research Council.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Engineering Optimization
  • Intermediate Dynamics
  • Robotics in Mechanical Engineering
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Nuclear Safeguards
  • Nuclear Energy in the Hydrogen Economy
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • Intermediate Heat Transfer

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
155 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum scores are generally a GRE-V of 150 and a GRE-Q of 155
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GMAT Score 
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Admissions Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 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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