Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Gain the technical and managerial skills to stand out in the mechanical engineering job market and advance your career.

Finish in as little as 9 to 12 months.

Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree: Why Merrimack College?

With its strong professional orientation, our MS in mechanical engineering puts your engineering career on fast-forward. Key benefits include:

Pioneering faculty.

Our master’s degree in mechanical engineering features instructors who are leading groundbreaking projects in a wide range of industries. You’ll have opportunities to study with robotics engineering innovators such as Ricky Caldwell; Fortune 500 veterans such as Anthony DiCarlo; materials science experts such as Roselita Fragoudakis; and specialists in manufacturing engineering, biomedical instrumentation, aviation and automotive technology.

Exceptional fellowships.

We offer one-of-a-kind fellowships that add tremendous value to your master of mechanical engineering degree. Merrimack’s fellowship program covers 100 percent of your tuition, while providing hands-on mentorship and professional guidance in applied research, laboratory investigation or another specialization.

Industry connections.

Merrimack College has longstanding relationships with MITRE, Raytheon, Teradyne, and other world-class engineering firms in Greater Boston. These partnerships enable our master of engineering students to participate in industry-sponsored research, gain workplace experience and build sparkling resumes.

Global Outlook.

Faculty and students in our mechanical engineering master’s program come from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. You’ll gain an international perspective that broadens your horizons and prepares you to pursue jobs in mechanical engineering all over the world.

Management specialization.

Merrimack College’s mechanical engineering master’s degree features optional management training that stands out in the job market. You’ll pair mechanical engineering expertise with leadership and communication skills that employers covet.

Program Format

  • On-Campus

Start Terms

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer I
  • Summer II


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Our Master of Engineering Adapts to Fit Your Needs

Whether you’re a veteran engineer or just entering the profession, Merrimack’s mechanical engineering master’s degree offers a comfortable, affordable pathway to career advancement. You can complete the program in as few as nine months or stretch it out over a year and a half, while taking evening classes that fit into almost any schedule. Our master of engineering degrees attract a diverse community that includes:

  • International students
  • Midcareer engineering professionals
  • Full-time students who’ve recently completed undergraduate engineering degrees
  • Working adults from construction, manufacturing, business and related industries
  • Career-changers from non-engineering backgrounds

No matter what stage you’ve reached in your career, our master’s degree in mechanical engineering puts you on track for better jobs, higher incomes, and greater professional rewards.

Compete for Top Jobs in Mechanical Engineering

A mechanical engineering master’s degree from Merrimack distinguishes you in the job market. With advanced technical coursework in robotics, materials, aviation and design, you will be prepared for the ever-changing, rapidly developing technology landscape. Our project-based curriculum prepares you to work well on interdisciplinary teams, deliver outstanding presentations, and excel as a communicator, with the rare ability to explain technical information to nonexperts.

Merrimack’s mechanical engineering MS degree includes optional coursework in management, equipping you with hard-to-find skills such as team leadership, budget oversight, project management, and long-range strategic planning. And you’ll enter the workforce with hands-on professional experience and a portfolio of achievements.

Recent graduates of our master’s in mechanical engineering program work for employers such as:

  • Raytheon
  • Vecna Robotics
  • C3I, Inc.
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Watts Water Technologies
  • Nexelom Bioscience
  • Gates Corporation
  • Pace Industries
  • Xeros Ltd.
  • Nivas Technologies
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Scholarships and Fellowships

Mechanical Engineering scholarships and fellowships can make a graduate degree affordable on any budget.

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