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Merrimack College

School of Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering


315 Turnpike Street

Mailstop O-15

North Andover, MA 01845

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

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.

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
  • rock propulsion systems
  • air conditioning


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


Merrimack College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate international applicants for whom English is not his/her native language and did not complete a bachelor’s degree in the US must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting scores from one of the following tests: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is designed to measure an applicant’s ability to communicate in English in a college or university setting. Merrimack College requires a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based test (no subset below 18) for all graduate applicants. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to measure an applicant’s ability to communicate in English in a college or university setting. Merrimack College requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 5.5) for all graduate applicants.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 790 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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