ME Advance Program
Path to Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering
for Non-ME Undergraduate Majors
While the majority of students who pursue the masters of science (MS) in mechanical engineering have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, a path to pursue the MS degree is available to students with bachelor’s degrees that are not in mechanical engineering.
Students may have undergraduate degrees in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, among others. For these applicants, obtaining an MS degree in mechanical engineering can be an excellent way to pursue a new career, expand your professional network, and develop important professional and academic skills.
Core courses required
Students with a non-ME background will be asked to complete the core courses in the table below before being considered for admission. Applicants may have already fulfilled some of these requirements as part of pursuing their undergraduate degree (in particular in the math, science and computer science categories). We are happy to review your transcripts to assess which requirements have already been met. Many of these courses are available online at Binghamton University.
A student should apply for admission after completing these core courses. Your application can be processed in an expedited way, so that applicants completing courses in a particular semester (e.g. summer) can be considered for admission in the next semester (e.g. fall).
List of core courses for non-ME majors applying to the ME MS program
|Math||Science||Computer Science||Engineering Science|
Intro to Programming**
* Physics must be calculus based
** Available online at Binghamton University
How we assess
Per our standard admissions procedure, applicants must submit GRE scores and (if required) English proficiency scores. You will also be assessed based on your entire graduate school application, which includes undergraduate GPA, personal statement, resume and reference letters. An undergraduate degree is required by the time a student starts the MS program.
Areas of emphasis
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers six different areas of emphasis (AoEs). We recommend that ME Advance Program students pursue the design and manufacturing AoE. Click here for more information.
How to apply
Completing Core Courses
If a student wishes to complete the UG core courses at Binghamton University, they should apply to the Graduate School as a non-matriculated student. (students with a completed bachelor’s degree).
Applying to the MS in Mechancial Engineering Program
After completing the core courses, students will apply to the Master's in Mechanical Engineeirng Graduate Program. This will generate a new application tab in their already existing record.
You must complete the appropriate application and then receive a formal admission offer from the graduate degree.
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