Program Overview

The MME program places particular emphasis on preparing students to not only adapt to the changes in the industry throughout their careers but to play a meaningful role in the advancement of industry methods and systems. Because of each individual's varying interests, students are able to earn either a Masters in Science degree or a Masters in Engineering.

Both of these degrees give students masters' level competency in the Mechanical Engineering field and require a minimum of 30 credits to complete the program. Each respective degree, though, has its own specific tracks to degree achievement. The Masters in Science degree entails a bit more variety in terms of disciplines, including a thesis project and presentation, core courses, and more, while the Masters in Engineering solely requires a variety of upper-level engineering courses to complete the degree.

The degree program, regardless of Masters of Science or Engineering, can be completed completely online. Both tracks require students to have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related engineering field, such as Civil or Mechanical Engineering. Students with other undergraduate degrees are asked to consult a program faculty before applying. While the GRE is not required to enter the program, students do need to supply two recommendation letters from qualified persons.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or other, similar engineering specialty

    School Overview

    Lehigh University was founded in 1865 by industrialist Asa Packer as a technical school for boys focusing on mathematics and science. Today, the co-educational, private not-for-profit University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on over 2,300 acres. Lehigh University confers degrees through four colleges:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business and Economics
    • P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
    • College of Education

    Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Lehigh University has offered distance learning for select graduate programs and certificates. These online graduate-level programs give educational options to working professionals and meet the same standards as on-campus programs.


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