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The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the practice of engineering.

The program emphasizes a holistic, systems view of the various disciplines. At its core, the curriculum provides formal instruction in the systems paradigm and in a set of mathematical tools appropriate to a particular focus area of interest and that will be used in subsequent courses.

Why a master’s in Mechanical Engineering?

Solving real-life problems that benefit society - the advanced study of mechanical engineering is ideal for individuals who would like to work with other professionals on challenging problems requiring the integration of science, engineering, and socio-economic knowledge. Merrimack’s curriculum covers a broad scope of topics to prepare you to deal with the “big picture.” You will learn to work and think analytically and given the tools to oversee complicated and interdisciplinary projects.

Where will I work after graduation?

From conception and design to production and marketing, almost everything sold on the market today involves mechanical engineering. Mechanical Engineering is a highly versatile degree allowing graduates to work in the following fields:

  • robotics & prosthetics
  • superconductivity
  • centrifuges
  • rock propulsion systems
  • air conditioning

Companies who employ mechanical engineers include: General Electric, Boston Scientific, General Motors, Ford, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, IBM, and Lockheed Martin.


Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology from an accredited college or university; or a Bachelor of Science degree in another engineering field (i.e. environmental engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management).

Required prerequisite courses:
  • Machine Design
  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Materials Science
  • Heat and Mass Transfer

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a Related Field

(i.e. math, physics, chemistry, biology)

Required prerequisite courses:
  • Calculus I-III
  • Differential Equations
  • Applied Statistics
  • Physics I and II
  • Chemistry I
  • Mechanics I and II
  • Fluid Mechanics

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Contact Information

For questions about the program, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.

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