School of Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering emphasizes a deeper dive into advanced coursework, learning the mathematical tools and practical applications for real-world projects. 

Finish in as little as 9-12 months 

Program Format
  • On-Campus
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Program Benefits


Learn from the Best

  • High caliber faculty who are practitioners
  • Classmates with a range of interests/careers

Customized for You 

  • Create your own area of focus in materials, biomechanics and more
  • Small class sizes with personalized attention 
  • Explore a directed research study
  • Secure a directed internship to gain experience and build your portfolio
  • Apply for a Fellowship to gain skills and defray tuition costs

Management Specialization

You’ll have the option to specialize in engineering management. This specialization “bridges the gap” between engineering and management, enabling graduates to work with people to get things done. It combines a typical engineering education (technical) with key elements of a typical management or business education (managerial).

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Why a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering?

Our professional-focused master’s degree in mechanical engineering is ideal for individuals who want to advance their technological knowledge and their career. Merrimack’s program covers a broad scope of advanced coursework to equip you with tools and analytical skills needed to advance in today’s industries - including robotics, materials science, aviation, and manufacturing.  You will learn to work and think analytically and to oversee complicated and interdisciplinary projects.

The following video takes a look at the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering program and showcases the depth of knowledge of our faculty and the research opportunities available to our students. 

Career Opportunities 

Our Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a highly versatile degree allowing graduates to work in a variety of in-demand fields.

The M.S. in Mechanical Engineering can lead to careers in:
  • Robotics
  • Defense Industry
  • Consumer products
  • Industrial and Automotive
  • Manufacturing

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


For more information on the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or 978-837-3563.

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The deadline to apply for spring term is January 9, 2020.