Engineering Mechanics, M.Sc. | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
12 months
26505 USD/year
26505 USD/year
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Take a theoretical look into the behaviors of materials and structures. Students in the Engineering Mechanics program of Michigan Technological University gain a strong mathematical foundation that supports studies in material behavior under stress and aids in material failure analysis.


About the Program

The Engineering Mechanics program of Michigan Technological University provides excellent preparation for doctoral studies or professional practice. The MS signature course work option affords students the flexibility to focus on the applications of engineering mechanics through expanded course work and engaging co-op experiences.

Research-intensive MS options offer a project component. Students benefit from extensive research facilities on campus and at satellite locations. Expenditures for the department’s dynamic research community exceed $13 million annually. Active research thrust areas—many of which emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration—include

  • Advanced power systems: developing critical technologies for clean, efficient, sustainable power systems, and modeling energy transport and conversion processes. Focus areas include engines, fuel cells, and wind turbines.
  • Mechanics of multi-scale materials: constitutive modeling of biomaterials, cellular materials, nanomaterials, energetic materials, and composite materials. Research focuses on developing methods for modeling and characterization that will inform emerging technologies.
  • Multidisciplinary engineering dynamic systems: collaborative research at the interface of engineering disciplines such as dynamics, vibration, acoustics, signal processing, and controls. Research focuses on the need for quieter, more reliable, safer products, machines, and equipment.
  • Multi-scale sensors and systems: research into the design, fabrication, integration, and testing of physically and functionally compatible devices and components across the size spectrum. Focus areas include nanofabrication and characterization, micro-fabrication processes, and bio-nanotechnology.
  • Space systems: development of innovative components, systems, and architectures for micro and nanosatellite applications.
  • Join one of the largest mechanical engineering–engineering mechanics departments in the nation, and coalesce with scholars working toward achieving technological, environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Group Environments
  • The Engineering Process
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Experimental Design in Engineering
  • Continuum Mechanics/Elasticity
  • Nanoscale Science and Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
160 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related technical field - Students with degrees in other fields may be required to take preparatory courses
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (waived for Michigan Tech undergrads)
  • Résumé / Curriculum vitae
  • Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE not required
  • No Additional Documents Accepted
  • TOEFL: Recommended Score of at least 90 iBT
  • IELTS: Recommended Overall Band Score of at least 7.0
  • Michigan Tech requires a minimum 79 overall TOEFL or 6.5 overall IELTS score.

Tuition Fee

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    26505 USD/year
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    26505 USD/year
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Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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