What will I learn?

The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program prepares graduate students:

  • with fundamental concepts as well as practical knowledge of modern engineering,
  • for immediate engineering challenges and scholarly or professional advancement, and
  • with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, including economic, environmental, and societal aspects.

The Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering is a thesis path or project path program that requires the completion of 30 or 36 semester hours of graduate work.

Research laboratories are available for work in robotics and automation, intelligent systems and controls, composite materials and structures; additive manufacturing and smart systems; computer aided engineering design. Excellent computer facilities are available.

Mechanical Engineering deals with power and the design of machines and processes used to generate power and to apply it to useful purposes. These machines and system/process designs may be simple or complex, inexpensive or expensive, luxuries or essentials. Items such as kitchen food mixer, the automobile, heating/air-conditioning systems, nuclear power plants, practical autonomous and teleoperated robotics, and interplanetary space vehicles would not be available today were it not for the mechanical engineer. Important areas in which mechanical engineers work at this time also have to do with the use of solar, wind, and tidal energy and of cogeneration from wastes for domestic and industrial uses.

Which department am I in?

Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$13,763.00 per year
Start date

19 January 2022


Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering

College of Engineering,

925 W. Avenue B, Kingsville,



78363, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university. Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average between 2.3-2.59. Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average between 2.6 and above or an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher for the last 60 semester credits (or 90 quarter credits).

For international students

Students must have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or closely related majors. Undergraduate GPA of no lower than 2.6. GRE Score of 295 or above. The minimum score required is a 6.0 overall band score. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (Internet-based) or 550(Paper-based) is the university minimum requirement for all Graduate students.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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