Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. | Part time online | Pennsylvania State University | United States
12 months
1121 USD/credit 35872 USD/year
1121 USD/credit 35872 USD/year
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Learn from faculty who are experts in their fields of study as you build your knowledge of research, analysis, and design in mechanical engineering. With limited formal course requirements, this online Mechanical Engineering degree program at Pennsylvania State University lets you customize your plan to match your professional goals.


Earning your master's in mechanical engineering shows your commitment to your career. And earning your Pennsylvania State University Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) online through Penn State World Campus shows that you recognize the quality of this program and the advantage of learning online while you work.

Professionals with an undergraduate degree in a suitable engineering field or in a related science discipline can apply to this program. Graduates can acquire a skill set with the higher level of versatility required in the mechanical engineering profession today. As the field continues to grow and our technology becomes more advanced, mechanical engineers will have a pivotal role in shaping our future.


Mechanical engineers with advanced degrees can be found at the forefront of technological advances, researching, designing, creating, and testing nearly everything. Graduates can apply their new knowledge in the automotive, biomedical, nuclear energy, robotics, power generation, aerospace, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thermodynamics of Propulsion and Power Systems
  • Principles of Turbomachinery
  • Heat Transfer — Conduction
  • Physics of Gases
  • Numerical Solutions Applied to Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Problems
  • Heat Transfer — Convection
  • Compressible Flow 
  • Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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32 SCH



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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • All applicants are expected to have earned a junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. 
  • English Proficiency
  • References (3)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1121 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1121 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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