M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (96 units)

In this program, students take graduate-level courses to build on the fundamentals they learned in their undergraduate mechanical engineering program.

Students choose from a range of fundamental and specialized courses. In-class project experiences allow students to work in teams and apply their skills to real world problems. They may also opt to conduct a small amount of research.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many co-curricular engineering and design experiences on campus (such as the MechE Graduate Research Symposium, other college or university-wide research symposia, and organizations such as Carnegie Mellon Racing).

Students with a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent are encouraged to apply to this program.

Student in the computer cluster

Source: Mechanical Engineering

Students tackle real-world problems like innovating new product designs for 3D printing manufacturing technologies.

Each of our master’s programs provides:

  • hands-on learning and collaborative problem-solving through project-based courses
  • flexibility to tailor your curriculum according to your interests and goals
  • ongoing services and programming to enhance communication, leadership, and team-building skills in the Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh ecosystems 
  • personalized career advising services and networking opportunities to ensure your long term professional success.


Our master’s programs are self-supported or have an outside funding source (such as the student’s employer) to pay for tuition and living expenses. To see annual tuition rates, visit Carnegie Mellon’s The HUB website

Note that immigration regulations do not allow Carnegie Mellon University to issue visa documents for part-time master’s programs.

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The application for Fall entry opens in October.

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Review our admission process and frequently asked questions for more details.