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Master of Science Mechanical Engineering


Lawrence Tech’s masters in mechanical engineering will broaden your technical knowledge while helping you develop an area of expertise, equipping you with the skills that today’s industries value in their professionals and leaders.

Many employers consider a master’s degree in mechanical engineering essential. Perhaps that is because mechanical engineers are called on to consider so many factors as they design tools and processes to keep society moving forward.

In response to these demands, the Lawrence Tech mechanical engineering faculty in consultation with industry advisors have developed an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to keep you current with technical advances and improve your communication skills, enhancing your opportunities for success in the workplace.

The comprehensive curriculum prepares you for careers in fields such as combustion engines, emissions, energy systems, manufacturing processes and systems, structural analysis, powertrain systems, dynamics, vibrations, thermal sciences and fluid mechanics.

Timing and Options

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a 30-credit-hour program with courses offered in the evenings so that you can complete your degree while working full time. The degree is usually completed in one to two years.

Depending on your goals, you can choose:

  • a coursework-only option requiring four core courses and six electives
  • a thesis option requiring four core courses and three electives plus a thesis based on your interests

For your core courses, you can choose to focus on solid mechanics or thermal-fluid systems. You can select electives from multiple areas, or concentrate on:

  • Automotive
  • Energy systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • Solid mechanics, dynamics and vibration systems
  • Thermal-fluid systems

Meet the Faculty


Dr. Hamid Vejdani


Dr. Vejdani says he wants to train engineers to think outside of the box, be team players and become efficient self-educators, so they can keep up with the fast-paced growth in technology. His research involves bio-inspired designs for industry, particularly robots.

Office of Admissions


Program Director

Dr. Hamid Vejdani