The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering helps engineers with an undergraduate engineering degree enter a new phase in their careers. You will build technical expertise in a subset of mechanical engineering such as Manufacturing and Design, Thermo-Fluids and Energy, or Controls, Dynamics, and Aerospace Systems. You will learn to apply your acquired knowledge and insight into professional practice. Along the way you will engage in original research, pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, and you will learn how to share your hard-won insights with the wider engineering community. By doing so you will be well positioned to address the current and future challenges facing our society.
This degree is designed with practicing engineers in mind. All classes are offered in the evening, and our campus is conveniently located within easy driving distance of Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury. All in-person lectures are recorded for later review, though live lectures may be offered entirely online at the discretion of the instructor. To ensure academic integrity, all exams and quizzes are taken on campus. Exam dates will be communicated to students well in advance. Beginning in the Spring 2022 term all classes will meet once a week.
The fifteen full-time faculty members in our department have almost 200 years of wide-ranging industrial experience. We have worked at industrial giants such as Boeing, GE, Pratt & Whitney, and Electric Boat. We have worked at small startup as consultants, and founded new companies. We have worked in North America and around the world. We are not creatures soley of the ivory tower. We understand the challenges that practicing engineers face every day because we have been there. But we also subscribe to Lewin's Maxim: "There is nothing more practical than a good theory". When you take classes with us you can be confident that the ideas presented will be both cutting edge and applicable to the real world.
See what research projects we are currently working on by visiting the Profile page of each faculty member here.
Full- and Part- time assistantships are available to well-qualified students. The maximum stipend for full graduate assistantships shall be $4,800 per semester and $2,400 per semester for half graduate assistantships, and shall not include negotiated benefits. The university may provide from other funds at their disposition, scholarships or grants to supplement the above stipends.
Our new home is rising up next to the library and student center. On track to be completed this summer, it will house brand new labs in material science, dynamics and controls, fluid, and more. We will retain our existing manufacturing labs and other facilities, including the 250mph wind tunnel housed in the Bichum Engineering Lab.
Students must hold a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or complete additional prerequisite courses as directed on a case by case basis if the Bachelor's degree is not in a closely related discipline.
A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required. Conditional admission may be granted to candidates with undergraduate GPAs as low as 2.70
Mechanical Engineering at CCSU