Research in mechanical engineering includes the areas of fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamic/computational mechanics, control systems and thermosciences. Close relation with the Applied Mathematics Program is maintained.
Masters's students may choose a thesis, master’s report option, or non‑thesis/coursework only option:
The Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (AME) is excited that you have chosen to apply to our graduate program!
Admission to the AME graduate programs is granted based on a holistic evaluation of applicants’ credentials, including undergraduate and/or graduate GPA, GRE scores, personal statement, research experience, and letters of recommendation. A Bachelor of Science degree from an aerospace, mechanical, or nuclear engineering curriculum of a recognized institution of higher education is required of all applicants to the graduate program, with a cumulative grade point average equivalent to 3.25/4.00 or better in previous university‑level academic coursework, particularly in advanced mathematics and engineering courses. However, graduates from other engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences curricula may be admitted provisionally. Applicants’ GRE scores are expected to be in the top 25th percentile, particularly for the Quantitative portion of the GRE. International students must submit TOEFL (minimum overall score of 79) or IELTS scores (minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area falling below a 6) in order to be considered for admission.
Please note that ALL applicants who wish to be considered for departmental funding must apply and submit an online application for admission by January 1st for Fall admission and by June 1st for the Spring admission. Online applications for admission (not requiring funding) may be submitted by domestic applicants at any time before the start of the Fall or Spring semesters, and by international applicants by June 1st for Fall admission and by October 15th for Spring admission.
(1) Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.25
(2) GRE General Exam scores: Applicants’ scores are expected to be in the top 25 percentile, particularly for the Quantitative portion.
(3) 3 letters of recommendation
(4) Statement of purpose
(5) International applicants: minimum TOEFL internet based score of 79 or IELTS test score of 7.
Required test(s): GRE General
Required for International Applicants: TOEFL or IELTS
It is recommended that both international and domestic students apply by the following deadlines if they wish to be considered for department funding:
Fall semester application deadline: January 1
Spring semester application deadline: June 1
Teaching and Research Assistantships available to outstanding students.
Deadline for Domestic Applicants Application for Admission only (without Funding Consideration):
Deadline for Domestic Applicants and International Applicants Application for Admission, with Funding Consideration:
The AME Master of Science program course requirements vary somewhat for Thesis, Master’s Report and Non‑Thesis/Coursework only options, but mandatory requirements for all programs include:
Please note that all 3 options require a total of 32 units' enrollment, and thus additional coursework beyond those listed above is required. No more than 6 units of non-AME courses are permitted.