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

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs (MS, MEng, and PhD degrees) in the broad fields of mechanical engineering and materials science & engineering. 

See the graduate programs at a glance: 
Master of Science (MS) in ME (featuring Design Track) 
ME Graduate Fact Sheet

MS degree - Areas of Concentration

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 concentration):

  • Applied Mechanics and Design - mechanics and design with emphasis on solid mechanics/stress analysis, biomechanics, vibrations
  • Dynamic Systems and Acoustics – multiphysics phenomena, microstructural vibrations, MEMS/NEMS, novel acoustic measurement techniques, noise control, microscale vibrations and acoustics
  • Energy - storage, small-scale harvesting, flexible devices
  • Materials Science and Engineering - materials characterization, microstructure/property relationships, thin films, computational materials, interfacial phenomena, functional materials, materials processing
  • Transport Phenomena - heat and mass transfer in biological/environmental/industrial applications, microfluidics/nanofluidics, complex fluids, interfacial phenomena/wetting

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)

Must take:

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

Must take:

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.

Master of Engineering (MEng)

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 concentration (AOC);
• Five approved elective graduate courses. These courses must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. 

New Students 

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 Design Track)

Graduate Programs in ME

Resources for Current Students

MS and MEng - 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

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Related Degrees

New Design Track Master's Program

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)