12 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Washington State University's Mechanical Engineering - Vancouver program has a “Digital Design and Manufacturing” theme. It refers to a modern and critical set of digital technologies for advanced modeling, simulation, analysis, integration of information technology, sensing, automation and big data to rapidly design and manufacture products.  

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The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Vancouver at Washington State University  is a thesis program requiring a significant research project as well as coursework in the following general areas: 

  • Solid mechanics
  • Manufacturing and design
  • Robotics and automation
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Micro/nano technology

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a thesis program and requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. This includes 21 hours of graded coursework beyond the bachelor’s plus a minimum of 4 thesis credits. The remaining five credits can be additional thesis credits or 500-level MECH classes.

Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students.

The WSU Vancouver MS in Mechanical Engineering is designed and administered separately from the MS program in Pullman. If you designate the WSU Pullman program as your main objective, you will not be automatically considered by the Vancouver program unless you submit the specific documentation requested on our “How to Apply” web page (http://encs.vancouver.wsu.edu/how-apply). Except in rare cases, only those who indicate WSU Vancouver as their main objective will be prompted to submit any missing documentation so our Selection Committee can review their completed applications.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:

  • Have a depth of knowledge in a specialty area of mechanical engineering
  • Formulate and execute a research plan, including generating and analyzing research results
  • Communicate effectively through oral presentations and publications
  • Pursue professional development to meet the challenging demands and increasing responsibilities of a successful career in mechanical engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 1st


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
  • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of “B” or better is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6369 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6369 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6369 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1000 - 1620 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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