12 months
1057 USD/credit 31710 USD/year
1057 USD/credit 31710 USD/year
549 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
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The Mechanical Engineering program of the University of Houston is offered as a degree and a non-thesis degree program aiming to provide depth of knowledge in selected areas of mechanical engineering, as well as broader knowledge in other engineering, science, business or law topics.


About the Program

The Mechanical Engineering program of the University of Houston is primarily for working professionals in the U.S. seeking to expand their technical skills for employment and advancement in mechanical engineering related fields. The program involves mechanical engineering graduate coursework in traditional areas of mechanical engineering, such as, mechanics, materials, thermo-fluid systems, automation and design. In addition, students can select elective courses outside the mechanical engineering department. Options include courses in other Cullen College of Engineering departments, the Bauer College of Business Administration, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the UH Law Center. This flexibility allows students to design a degree program that best matches their career goals.

The MME degree is viewed as a degree that will not lead to entry into the PhD program. MME students are not eligible for financial aid in the form of teaching or research assistantships. The degree is course-based and it could be completed in 1 to 1 ½ years of full-time study or 2 to 3 years of part-time study. The degree is open to individuals with undergraduate degrees in other engineering disciplines, with the completion of appropriate preparatory undergraduate mechanical engineering courses.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an active graduate program encompassing advanced study and research in the major areas of dynamics and controls, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, materials science and engineering, and theoretical and computational mechanics.  Current research topics include:

  • computational fluid dynamics applied to problems ranging from the circulatory system and to the dynamics of offshore platforms;
  • control of complex systems such as engine exhaust after-treatment, orbiting spacecraft, and structures built from smart materials;
  • health monitoring and design optimization applied to a range of structures from micro-scale devices to bridges;
  • biomedical research into biosensing, micro-scale bioreactors and health prognostics of the cardiovascular system;
  • experimental studies of turbulent flows occurring in energy systems and two-phase flows in micro-scale heat exchangers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Applied Mathematics
  • Control Systems Analysis and Design
  • Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Continuum Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related field, preferably from an accredited engineering program
  • GPA of at least 3.00 out of 4.00 on the last 60 credit hours attempted exclusive of grades received for activities such as seminars, physical education, industrial internships, etc. an adequate score on the GRE. Texas law prohibits the definition of minimum acceptable scores on the GRE. However, 160 to 163 is a typical average score on the Quantitative section across all degree programs for an admission class
  • TOEFL / IELTS scores
  • Three letters of rec­ommendation attesting to the student’s capacity to perform in the classroom and (for applicants to the thesis program) in a research capacity
  • A statement of purpose that is consistent with the areas of instruction and the current research areas within the Department

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1057 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1057 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 549 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 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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