Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering

Scholarship Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering Student Excellence Scholarship

The Binghamton University Department of Mechanical Engineering is offering this new scholarship to all of the top master's program applicants. The scholarship is a one-time award for eligible, incoming masters students with a value of $1,000 and will be provided when the student enrolls.

Students admitted to the 4+1 Accelerated Program are also eligible for this scholarship.

Contact Paul Chiarot, the Director of Graduate Studies, for more information at megrad@binghamton.edu.


See the Masters programs at a glance: 

Master of Science (MS) in ME - Featuring new Design and Manufacturing AOE  
ME Graduate Fact Sheet

MS degree - Areas of Emphasis 

The program leading to the MS degree provides a balance of advanced theory and practical knowledge necessary for either practice within the profession or for advancement to a doctoral program. Students may specialize in (links go to course listings for each area of emphasis):

  • Design and Manufacturing - computer-aided design, optimal design, design with reliability, additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-fabrication
  • Dynamic Systems – multiphysics phenomena, microstructural vibrations, MEMS/NEMS, novel acoustic measurement techniques, noise control, microscale vibrations and acoustics, nonlinear dynamics, sensors and actuators, control systems
  • Energy - energy generation, energy storage, energy efficient space heating and cooling, smart electronics and data center cooling, small-scale power harvesting
  • Materials - materials characterization, microstructure/property relationships, thin films, computational materials, interfacial phenomena, functional materials, materials processing
  • Solid Mechanics - mechanics of materials and structures, computational mechanics, biomechanics, waves and vibration, additive manufacturing
  • Transport Phenomena - heat and mass transfer in biological/environmental/industrial applications, microfluidics/nanofluidics, complex fluids, interfacial phenomena/wetting, additive manufacturing

To learn more about the degree requirements, refer to the University Bulletin.

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Available courses

MS Non-Thesis Option (10 Course Option)

Select at least one from:

ME 533X - Applied Mathematical Methods 

4+1 Accelerated MS students must take ME535


Select at least one from:

Select at least one from:

Four courses must come from:

AND

Three advisor-approved technical electives (these courses may be outside the department).

MS Thesis Option

Select at least one from:

ME 533X - Applied Mathematical Methods


Select at least one from:

Select at least one from:

Three required courses must be from:

AND

Two advisor-approved technical electives (these courses may be taken outside the department).

AND

A research thesis. The written thesis and an oral presentation defending the thesis must be approved by the student's research committee before he or she is eligible for the degree.

Master of Engineering (MEng) with specialization in Mechanical Engineering

The MEng is mainly intended for students who are working in industry and need a part-time degree program. It will prepare students for careers in professional practice through a flexible course selection (10 courses) and requires no thesis or project.

The requirements for the degree include the completion of 10 graduate courses as follows:

• Five graduate mechanical engineering courses in any of the department's areas of emphasis (AOE);
• Five approved elective graduate courses. These courses must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. 

New Students

ME Graduate Orientation Spring 2019 

ME Master's Orientation Fall 2018 

ME 4+1 Orientation Fall 2018

Engineering & Science Building Information

Application Procedures for Teaching Assistant and Graduate Assistant Positions: All eligible applicants for admission are considered for assistantship positions within the academic area that they are applying to during the admissions process. The department evaluates all of their existing and incoming graduate students and then decides who to award an assistantship to. Essentially everyone that is eligible for admission along with current students are considered for assistantships. 

Graduate Fact Sheets

Master of Science (MS) in ME - Featuring new Design and Manufacturing AOE

Graduate Programs in ME

Resources for Current Students

MS and MEng - Important Program Details

Employers of our graduates include

Analog Devices
BAE Systems
Cisco
Corning Inc.
Dover Technologies
Ford Motor Co.
General Electric
IBM
Intel
Lockheed Martin
Motorola
Qualcomm
Welch Allyn
Academic institutions and national laboratories

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Related Degrees

Accelerated Master’s Degree Program (4+1)

Accelerated "Fast Track" BS-MBA

Related Links

The Coordinator of Graduate Programs

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)