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 BS/MS Program are also eligible for this scholarship.

Contact Paul Chiarot, the Director of Graduate Studies, for more information at

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, robotics
  • 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 and Energy - heat and mass transfer in biological/environmental/industrial applications, microfluidics/nanofluidics, complex fluids, mechanobiology, interfacial phenomena/wetting, additive manufacturing, energy generation, energy storage, energy efficient space heating and cooling, smart electronics and data center cooling, small-scale power harvesting

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:

*4+1 BS/MS students must take ME535

Select at least one from:

Select at least one from:

Four courses must come from:


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

MS Thesis Option

Select at least one from:

Select at least one from:

Select at least one from:

Three required courses must be from:


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


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.

New Students

ME Orientation Spring 2022 

ME Masters Graduate Orientation Fall 2021

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. 

Resources for Current Students

MS - Important Program Details

Employers of our graduates include

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

Apply Now

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)