Our online mechanical engineering master's program is built on a foundation of practicality. Benefitting from the unique breadth of faculty expertise in areas like bio materials, composites, metals, mechanical design, surfaces, and nano materials, you'll work through actual case studies that focus on current industry challenges.
You'll quickly find that you're able to apply coursework concepts to problems you may be encountering at work. Take Phil's experience with MECH 502 (Advanced/Additive Manufacturing Engineering) for example:
"Now I know what to look for in the literature; I know what questions to ask; I know where to dig deeper; and I know which technologies aren't likely to be useful to us. I feel like I have gained an in-depth understanding of additive manufacturing, and now my knowledge base can grow along with the technology."
In addition, group projects simulate real world dynamics within the mechanical engineering industry with classmates across different geographical locations.
All courses are delivered online via our learning management platform, Canvas. The system allows you to watch recorded, campus-based lectures, engage in course content, and communicate with peers online. Courses are asynchronous, allowing you to study at the time that best fits your schedule.
Although the online format offers flexibility, it still requires the same amount of work and time as an on-campus graduate program. Depending on your learning and studying style, you can expect to spend nine to twelve hours per week on a three-credit course.
Your interactions with faculty depend on the specific course, but generally, your instructors are available via email or course discussion boards.