Washington State University

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Mechanical Engineering - Master


14204 Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue

Vancouver, WA 98686

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Mechanical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program in the School of Engineering and Computer Science is a thesis program and requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. This includes 21 hours of graded coursework beyond the Bachelor of Science degree plus a minimum of 4 thesis credits. The coursework and research are in the general areas of dynamics, robotics, solid mechanics, manufacturing and design, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer and micro and nanotechnology.

Sophisticated facilities are available for instruction and research. The laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment worth more than $3 million. Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students.

Program Requirements                

A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited program in mechanical engineering provides a good background for the graduate program. Students with bachelor degrees in other engineering disciplines, mathematics, and the physical sciences are routinely admitted, but may be required to make up requisite undergraduate deficiencies. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is a minimum for admission to the MS program.

ENCS Graduate Outcomes

  • Have depth of knowledge in a particular field or subfield of their discipline so that they are recognized as experts in that field;
  • Have the ability to formulate and execute a research plan, including generating and analyzing research results;
  • Are able to communicate effectively through oral presentations and publications;
  • Pursue professional development to meet the challenging demands and increasing responsibilities of a successful career.


Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, Commission on Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 003800

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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