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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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.

Student working with a 3-D printer

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.

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


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
  • rocket propulsion systems
  • air conditioning

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


Students in the Graduate Engineering Programs have the option to specialize in Engineering Management

Engineering management “bridges the gap” between engineering and management, and enables a graduate to work with and through people to get things done. This specialization provides graduates with both technical and managerial skills, combining a typical engineering education (technical) with key elements of a typical management or business education (managerial).

Choose either GEN 6004, EEN 5265 or CEN5050 as the third core course plus at least two GMGT courses from the Master of Management degree.

Suggested management courses applicable to engineering management include:
  • Management Planning and Control (4 cr)
  • Leading Effective Teams (2 cr)
and one of the following:
  • Global Business & Economy (2 cr)
  • Effective Managerial Communication (2 cr)
  • World Class Operations (2 cr)
  • Marketing Analysis (4 cr)

Course descriptions can be found here.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university;

- or -

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Technology in a different Engineering major (i.e. civil engineering, chemical engineering, aeronautics engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering management) with the following required design courses as pre-requisites:

o   Machine Design
o   Dynamics and Vibration
o   Materials Science
o   Heat and Mass Transfer

A bachelor’s degree in a closely related field will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.