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Graduate Programs

Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Merrimack 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 int he 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 will be 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