M.Sc. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

University of Kansas

12 months
20312 USD/year
18674 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The broad discipline of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas enables students to have productive and rewarding careers, and to develop and improve new technologies in both traditional and emerging fields.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas offers both a thesis option and a non-thesis (project) option leading to the M.S. degree. Areas of study in Mechanical Engineering include:

  • Biomechanics and Biomaterials: biomechanics of human motion, biomaterials, orthopedic biomechanics and biomedical product design, transport phenomena, and drug delivery
  • Computational Mechanics and Mathematics of Computations: computational mechanics, finite element analysis, finite element methods and software
  • Thermal-Fluid Systems and Heat Transfer: energy and thermal-power system design, heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics
  • Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, and Microprocessor Applications: computer-aided mechanical design, continuum mechanics, computer-integrated manufacturing, computational mechanics, finite element analysis, machine stress analysis, microcomputer applications, and automatic control systems
  • Mission

    Mechanical engineers apply fundamental principles to develop, design, manufacture, and test machines and other mechanical devices. Such devices include, but are not limited to power-producing machines, as well as power-consuming machines. Mechanical engineers are employed in diverse areas including, but not limited to the energy and power industries, the automotive and aerospace industries, and industrial manufacturing. Mechanical Engineering graduates also have careers in medicine and medical device development, patent law, engineering and corporate management, forensic engineering, and engineering sales.

    Programme Structure

    • The program of study must include (1) a minimum of 12 credit hours in a major selected from Mechanical Engineering courses (excluding credit for mathematics and the independent investigation or thesis) and (2) no fewer than three credit hours dealing with advanced mathematics. 
    • The complete plan of study must be approved by the Advisory Committee and the Graduate Director before the beginning of the second semester of graduate enrollment and filed electronically with the Department and the Graduate Division of the School of Engineering. 

    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®

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Online Application
    • GRE scores (institution code = 6871; program code = 1502)
    • One-page statement of purpose
    • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
    • Official transcript from each institution of higher education attended
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • TOEFL scores (international students; institution code = 6871; program code = 68)
    • Financial statement (international students only if admitted)
    • For admission to regular status in the Master's program, the student must have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least B (3.0/4.0).

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      20312 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 20312 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      18674 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 18674 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      8202 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8202 USD per year during 12 months.
    • Annual tuition for 18 credits

    Living costs for Lawrence

    900 - 1400 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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