Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Engineering - Mechanical


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degree Offered:

Ph.D., M.S., MEng

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you wish to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering, then consider Binghamton University’s vibrant and dynamic graduate program. We are dedicated to an environment in which students and faculty work together to prepare you for success in a variety of fields. Binghamton has excellent job placement statistics, and members of our faculty have experience in a wide range of industries. Some of the current research at Binghamton includes: • Mechanics and Design (with emphasis on solid mechanics/stress analysis, vibrations, tribology) • Thermofluids (with emphasis on heat transfer, lubrication, materials processing and environmental/biological transport phenomena) • Materials (with emphasis on microstructural/property relationships, electronic packaging materials) • Computational Mechanics (with emphasis on asymptotic methods and hybrid analytical/computational methods) The M.S. program focuses on both theoretical and practical knowledge, and culminates in a thesis or project. The specific course of study is individualized, but the areas of specialization are thermofluids, applied mechanics, or materials. This degree prepares students for various engineering careers or for further doctoral work. The MEng prepares students for professional work in their fields, and is meant for students planning to seek employment directly. This degree is designed to be completed in twelve months of study, and does not require a thesis. It is also a convenient option for part-time students, as there is a good amount of flexibility in the course work. Our Ph.D. program lets students work closely with faculty on multidisciplinary and cutting-edge research. The degree prepares students for higher-level careers in research and development. Teaching assistantships are available that provide funding, as well as experience for those wishing to pursue a career in academia. All students are welcome to participate in the Materials Science and Engineering Track within the Mechanical Engineering department. This program trains students broadly in Materials Science with a foundation in one of the traditional disciplines of Chemistry, Geology or Physics, as well as an additional specialization. Representing a partnership between the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the program showcases the interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional work for which a Binghamton education will prepare you. Recent alumni of our programs have gone on to work for numerous high-profile companies. We invite you to visit our website to explore faculty and student profiles, and to learn what else Binghamton University has to offer.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The bachelor of science programs in the engineering disciplines in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The bachelor of science program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999