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Mechanical Engineering

Flexibility with two available tracks

Alfred University offers an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME) with two options: thesis and project. Graduates of both tracks of our program are well equipped to enter the job market in research and development, technical sales, product design manufacturing, and management.

School

Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Degrees

Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Program Contact

Alastair Cormack

cormack@alfred.edu

607-871-2422

The Students Come First

The Mechanical Engineering graduate program at AU provides an excellent student-centered engineering education. Our faculty place the highest value on the teaching-learning process, while also being active in professional, technical and scholarly activities.

Flexibility

The program's thesis option emphasizes traditional on-campus research whereas the project option, coupled with our distance-learning offerings, is particularly well suited for working engineers seeking to continue their education on a part-time basis.

Undergraduate Preparation

Applicants to the MS program should have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in related field will be consider for admission, but may be required to complete undergraduate courses before enrolling in graduate courses.

Graduation Requirements

The program requires 30 credit-hours beyond the bachelor's level, as follows:

  • Graduate-level ME electives (24 credits)
  • Thesis research (6 credits)
  • Graduate Seminar (0 credit, upon request of advisor or program chair)
  • Research Seminar (required upon request of advisor or program chair, 1 credit can count toward 6-credit thesis research requirement)

Candidates for the degree must submit and successfully defend a Master's thesis based on work completed as part of the 6 credit-hours of thesis research. In collaboration with their thesis advisors, candidates must also write and submit a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Length of Study

The program must be completed within three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study. Continuous enrollment is required.

Funding and Assistantships

Accepted full-time students are eligible for financial support, ranging from partial support (work opportunities) to full support (an annual stipend plus a tuition waiver). Students will be notified of their award upon acceptance.

Applicants who do not receive full support are placed on a waiting list for additional funding. Because additional support is not guaranteed, students who receive partial support should make plans to support themselves throughout the duration of the degree program. More information about the tuition rates, projected living costs, and the availability of loans is available on the Office of Admissions web page.

Undergraduate Preparation

Applicants to the MS program should have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Applicants with undergraduate degrees in related field will be consider for admission, but may be required to complete undergraduate courses before enrolling in graduate courses.

Graduation Requirements

The program requires 30 credit-hours beyond the bachelor's level, as follows:

  • Graduate-level ME electives (27 credits)
  • Master's Project (3 credits)

Candidates for the degree must submit a written technical report passing faculty approval to fulfill the requirements of the Master's project.

Length of Study

The program must be completed within three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study. Continuous enrollment is required.

Funding and Assistantships

Accepted full-time students are eligible for financial support, ranging from partial support (work opportunities) to full support (an annual stipend plus a tuition waiver). Students will be notified of their award upon acceptance.

Applicants who do not receive full support are placed on a waiting list for additional funding. Because additional support is not guaranteed, students who receive partial support should make plans to support themselves throughout the duration of the degree program. More information about the tuition rates, projected living costs, and the availability of loans is available on the Office of Admissions web page.

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Alastair Cormack

Interim Dean, Engineering

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