Master of Science in Engineering Programs
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers several options for students wishing to pursue a Master of Science in Engineering degree. It also offers graduate certificates.
For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online Graduate Academic Catalog.
This program offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option. The M.S. degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of acceptable graduate work, including nine credit hours of research for the thesis option or nine credit hours in an acceptable minor for the non-thesis option.
Master's candidates can concentrate in mechanics and materials, thermo/fluids, energy, vibration/dynamics and manufacturing. They also can have approved and customized minors for the non-thesis option in subjects such as manufacturing management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, bioprocessing, materials, solar energy, nuclear energy, and plastics.
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a combined B.S.E./M.S.E. program that is available to undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average achieved at the end of their junior year.
The University offers a master of science degree in energy engineering. This unique area of concentration represents a separate multidisciplinary program that is administered jointly by the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department. The energy engineering program has two M.S. degree options: solar engineering and nuclear engineering.
Non-degree candidates who have a B.S. in engineering or a physical science with an acceptable grade point average are encouraged to take a 12-credit-hour concentration. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion. More information can be found in the Academic Catalog. Certificate programs available include:
- Composites and Materials
- Design and Manufacturing
- Microelectromechanical Systems & Nanoelectromechanical Systems
- Renewable Energy
- Structural Dynamic & Acoustic Modeling Techniques
- Nanotechnology (interdisciplinary)
- Integrated Engineering Systems (interdisciplinary)