Program Overview

The University of Washington Seattle Campus offers a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. This degree program is well suited for individuals who wish further their education in the mechanical engineering field. Graduates will gain knowledge and skills in energy, fluids, mechanics, materials, manufacturing, design, systems, dynamics, and much more. This specialized knowledge is essential for individuals who wish to be successful within the mechanical engineering field. The M.S. of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree program is highly beneficial to current working professionals and those who are interested in entering these specialized positions with a high quality education.

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program gives students the opportunity to explore various mechanics, materials, systems and dynamics course subjects. This program consists of 42 credit hours that may be completed on a part-time or full-time schedule. Students who are admitted may chose a Thesis Option or Non-Thesis Option during their studies. The Thesis and Non-Thesis option both require the same amount of credit hours. However, students who wish to complete Thesis coursework are strongly encouraged to be full-time students and take courses on campus. The curriculum requires students to complete mechanical engineering courses, computational or numerical analysis courses, and elective courses. These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and obtain specialized employment within this field. The courses for this program are expertly crafted to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional when employed as mechanical engineers.

This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. Applicants who wish to be admitted into this program should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related area of study. In order to graduate, students must earn a minimum course grade GPA of 2.7  and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


    Applicants to the graduate program should be well prepared and have a strong undergraduate GPA for the last 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours of graded undergraduate coursework to be considered for admission.

    School Overview

    In 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The University is comprised of three campuses: the Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges whose faculty offer educational opportunities to students ranging from first-year undergraduates through doctoral-level candidates; the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, each developing a distinctive identity and undergoing rapid growth, offer diverse programs to undergraduates and to graduate students. The primary mission of the University of Washington is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge. 

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    To accommodate the busy lifestyles of students that are unable to attend UW in the traditional campus environment, a variety of courses, graduate degree programs an certificate programs are available entirely online, and also through a combination of classroom and online instruction.


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