The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington houses one of the major mechanical engineering graduate programs in the United States. Of the 281 graduate students enrolled in the department, 166 are master's students, 108 are Ph.D. students, and 7 are non-matriculated. Approximately two thirds are of our graduate students study full time, while one third are part-time students who take fewer than 10 credits per quarter.
To accommodate schedules of employed students, the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) and Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) courses are available online or on campus.
Instruction focuses on the integration of technological systems to solve practical problems. The curriculum and research reflect the technical diversity of mechanical engineering and meet the needs of our constituents.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following graduate degree and non-degree programs:
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) For students with an undergraduate degree in ME or a closely related field
- Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) For students with a non-ME academic background
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pre-M.S. or post-M.S. entry
- Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) For students who wish to take graduate-level classes but are not enrolled in a degree program
Students have the opportunity to take master's classes online, on a full- or part-time basis. These classes are taught by the same expert UW faculty, but they provide the convenience of completing the master's degree from anywhere, at any time.
Curriculum & research
Before you apply
- Application deadlines
- Admission criteria
- Funding opportunities
- Required exams
- English requirements for international students
After you're admitted
For questions about admission to the University of Washington Graduate School, please visit the UW Graduate School website.
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