23 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students seeking admission to the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering at Southern Illinois University must meet the admission standards set by the Graduate School and have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or its equivalent. 


Key Features

Reach your potential.  Graduate work in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes provide extensive opportunities for graduate students to engage in advanced research and collaborate with faculty and colleagues. Together, our community members push the boundaries of their professions and grow profoundly as engineers, researchers and innovators.

They offer a Mechanical Engineering master at Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D., in Engineering Science with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering.  Whatever your variety of interest and background, our programs provide state-of-the-art opportunities for you to excel.

The program provides advanced study in nano-materials, composite materials, ceramics, and tribology mechanical design and systems,  computer-aided design and numerical simulations, thermal and fluid sciences, non-destructive evaluation, air pollution control, mass and heat transfer, coal conversion, electrochemical processes, thermal systems design, solar systems design, chemical and biochemical processes. The Department also offers an Accelerated Master of Science Program in Mechanical Engineering. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Thermal Measurements Laboratory
  • Transportation Power Systems
  • Thermal Systems Design
  • Energy Conversion Systems
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Air Pollution Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 23 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 23 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 23 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 23 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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