The 21st century poses a number of challenges, but to the mechanical engineer, these challenges represent opportunities to make a difference for future generations. Whether it means helping to protect the environment, improve transportation, or develop sustainable energy sources, the prospects for employment and advancement remain strong. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest disciplines in the engineering industry, and exciting positions are opening up in a wide variety of fields, from agriculture and aerospace to medical and manufacturing.

The support I have received for my master’s thesis has been incredible. Through the faculty and staff’s insights, guidance, and wisdom, I have developed a deeper understanding as well as an eclectic set of skills. Sotatsu Mitsuboshi

Why Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Tech?

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Keeping up with advancing technology is crucial to your success as a mechanical engineer, and many employers consider graduate education essential. Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering aims to expand your technical knowledge, improve your communication skills, and enhance your advancement opportunities. The program also prepares you to continue your education should you choose to pursue a doctoral degree.

Lawrence Tech’s MS in Mechanical Engineering features a comprehensive curriculum structured to fully prepare you for careers in such fields as combustion engines, emissions, energy systems, manufacturing processes and systems, structural analysis, powertrain systems, dynamics, vibrations, thermal sciences and fluid mechanics.

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Developed for full-time students and professionals who are graduates of ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering programs, the MS in Mechanical Engineering is a 30-credit-hour program designed to accommodate your busy schedule. Courses are offered in the evenings and the degree can be completed in approximately two years.

Depending on your goals, you can choose between a coursework-only option or a thesis option, which consists of coursework and a thesis. The coursework-only option offers a choice between two tracks of study, solid mechanics and thermal/fluid systems, and consists of four core courses and six electives. The thesis option consists of four core courses, four electives, and a thesis on a topic chosen in conjunction with your employer.

Curriculum

Your 30-credit-hour program consists of your choice of two tracks:

Core Courses 12
Thermo Fluids Track
EME 5253    Engineering Analysis I  
EME 5153    Applied Thermodynamics
EME 5353    Transport Phenomena I
EME 5363    Transport Phenomena II
Solid Mechanics Track
EME 5253    Engineering Analysis I
EME 5333    Advanced Dynamics
EME 5213    Mechanical Vibrations
EME 5223    Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Thesis or Electives (select six from the following areas)
18
Master's Thesis
Thermal/Fluid Systems
Solid Mechanics, Dynamics, and Vibration Systems
Energy Systems
Manufacturing Systems
Automotive Systems
Mechatronics Systems
Total 30

Course Descriptions

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Admission Requirements

Admission to Lawrence Tech’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is competitive and requires:

  1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
  2. A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university. Individuals with an undergraduate degree in a different engineering field may also be admitted on a provisionary basis;
  3. A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  4. Official transcripts of all college work completed;
  5. Two letters of recommendation, including one from a former professor and one from a corporate supervisor.

Getting Started

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or admissions@ltu.edu.

For specific questions about the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, contact the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at 248.204.2572 or mechair@ltu.edu.