Johns Hopkins University

Whiting School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


100 International Drive

Baltimore, MD 21202

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Mechanical Engineering,

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, and lies at the core of engineering design and engineering practice. Engineering is changing rapidly because of the coupling of globalization with advances in information technology, biomedicine, and nanotechnology, and mechanical engineering is the discipline that is leading this change. From the design of medical prostheses to the cooling of advanced computers, and from robot vision to computer-integrated manufacturing, the scope of mechanical engineering is growing at an accelerating pace. The Mechanical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins seeks to develop engineering professionals who can both strengthen the core of the discipline and who can lead the profession in a time of rapid change. The Master of Mechanical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins is designed for practicing engineers who wish to prepare for and enhance their effectiveness in a complex and rapidly evolving technological and organizational environment. The program is designed not only to broaden and strengthen students’ understanding of the traditional fundamentals but also to introduce them to contemporary applications and technologies. Courses are offered in three basic concentrations: mechanics (either solid mechanics or thermo-fluid mechanics), manufacturing, and robotics and controls. The program has sufficient flexibility to allow students to develop some multidisciplinary strength outside of a concentration. In any case, students are expected to coordinate their selection of courses under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

The degree is awarded on the basis of course work only. No thesis is required. Course offerings are typically structured in two-year cycles.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 687.50

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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