Graduate students

Master's degree procedures

Master's students can elect to complete a thesis or non-thesis option. The first and second quarter procedures and course requirements differ for these two options.

Master's degree procedures »

Ph.D. procedures

There are different procedures for students who enter the Ph.D. program without an M.S., with an M.S. from another school, and with a UW MSME or MSE degree. These differences affect the curriculum prior to and timing of the qualifying exam.

Ph.D. procedures »

Curriculum concentrations

Graduate students can focus their studies on one of several subject areas: Biomechanics; Controls, Mechatronics & Robotics; Design for Environment; Dynamics & Vibrations; Energy; Fluid Mechanics/Microfluidics; and Mechanics, Materials & Manufacturing.

Curriculum & concentrations »


Forms for thesis options, master's to Ph.D. application, special projects, and petitions.

Forms »

Graduate Student Association

The ME Graduate Student Association (MEGA) is run by students in the ME department. MEGA provides social and mentoring opportunities and represents the needs of graduate students throughout the department.

MEGA: The ME Graduate Student Association »

Additional resources

ME Graduate Student Handbook »
General UW Graduate School information »