Mechanical Engineering

Vanderbilt University

24 months
1967 USD/credit
1967 USD/credit
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This is an advanced professional degree especially designed for engineering practitioners who may pursue the degree one course at a time or as full-time students. 

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The program in mechanical engineering allows concentration in a variety of areas of mechanical engineering research. Candidates for the master of science degree present a thesis and a minor of at least 6 hours in one or more separate areas of study related to the major. 

The programme

The requirements for the master's degree include the completion of twenty-four semester hours of formal course work and submission of a research thesis. Courses are selected on an individual basis with the guidance of the student's major professor and the approval of the department.

The doctoral program requires forty-eight graduate hours beyond the master's degree. Half of these hours are taken up by course work; the remaining hours represent research work for the dissertation. Students must successfully complete qualifying exams prior to candidacy for the degree. Each program is tailored to the individual student's interest, in consultation with his or her major professor, in a format specified by the department. The choices of major professor and area of specialization are left up to the student. Once the dissertation is submitted and approved, a public oral presentation and examination are held. Both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs are administered by the Graduate School.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Linear Control Theory
  • Modern Manufacturing Processes
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Engineering Vibrations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Language Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1967 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1967 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1967 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1967 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

*Tuition fee per credit hour


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