Graduate Academic Program Information
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers graduate programs in the broad fields of mechanical engineering and materials engineering.
The academic environment of the department is enriched by the appointment of adjunct faculty members employed in local industry. Under appropriate circumstances, thesis research activity may be carried out in industrial laboratories. Electronics packaging is a technical area of research concentration in the department. Specialization (and resultant certification) can be achieved in the course of completing the ME graduate degrees.
- Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering
- Master of Engineering with Specialization in Mechanical Engineering
- Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering
- Doctoral Program in Materials Science & Engineering
Students with engineering backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our ME programs. Both part-time and full-time status are available (note full-time status is required for financial assistance).
To ensure consideration for fall semester assistantship awards, all admissions credentials should be received by February 1; October 15 for the spring semester. Application deadlines for those not seeking funding are March 1 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester.
Applicants who wish to be considered for assistantships may apply by completing the appropriate section of the regular application to the Graduate School. No separate application form is required. To ensure consideration for fall semester assistantship awards, all admissions credentials should be received by February 1; October 15 for the spring semester.
Applicants for assistantship support are notified by the program director(s) as soon as possible after decisions have been made. Assistantship awards to new and continuing students are made on a competitive basis, normally for a period of one academic year. The program director(s) determine the procedures and criteria for renewal of the award in subsequent academic years.
Recipients of assistantships must pursue a full-time program of study and be involved in research. Funding is not available for the MEng and MS 10 course option degrees. The recipient's obligation to provide service in exchange for the stipend is clearly described in the letter of appointment, as is the stipend amount and other important terms and conditions of the appointment.
To learn about the University's Policies on Funding, refer to the University Bulletin.
Watson School Graduate Coordinator
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
The programs leading to the master of science degree provide a balance of advanced theory and practical knowledge necessary either for practice of the profession or for advancement to a doctoral program. There are two programs leading to a master's degree: mechanical engineering or materials engineering.
Within the broad field of mechanical engineering, students may specialize in one of the following areas:
- applied mechanics
The program in materials engineering is designed to provide a firm foundation in the science of engineering materials coupled with the practical ability to exploit novel materials' properties in engineering design.
The PhD programs prepare students for basic and applied research in mechanical engineering or materials science & engineering. Research areas are multidisciplinary and reflect the interests of Watson School faculty.
Current research areas include:
- mechanics and design (with emphasis on solid mechanics/stress analysis, vibrations, tribology)
- thermofluids (with emphasis on heat transfer, lubrication, materials processing and environmental/biological transport phenomena)
- materials (with emphasis on microstructural/property relationships, electronic packaging materials)
- computational mechanics (with emphasis on asymptotic methods and hybrid analytical/computational methods)