Students in this degree will expand their knowledge base beyond that of a typical mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum while developing professional skills along the way. The degree must be completed in two semesters of full-time study (four semesters for part-time study).  

Degree overview

This degree provides students with significant flexibility to tailor their curriculum, and build on undergraduate fundamentals through graduate level courses. You will complete a graduate level math course, graduate level courses in mechanical engineering, and have the opportunity to take courses offered by other departments in the College of Engineering, School of Computer Science, and Mellon College of Science.

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Post-graduation outcomes

Graduates from this degree become engineering professionals in either industry or the government sector. Our students go on to work at companies such as: Amazon, Apple, Boeing, and SpaceX. You can learn more about post-graduation career outcomes in this interactve dashboard


Our master’s degrees 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 degrees.

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