M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) program at Rowan University effectively prepares individuals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. This program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to effectively contribute to the engineering workforce. Students have access to higher level courses leading to a graduate degree, and are involved in professional development opportunities which increase the breadth of understanding and application of engineering principles.

Students can choose between a thesis track, and a coursework track. Students may also work on a project, which may be counted toward a coursework track degree. Most full time students work on funded research projects, leading to a thesis. Most part time students select the coursework track. In order to be eligible for a Research Fellowship, students must select the thesis track.

Mechanical Engineering specialization gives students an opportunity to expand their skill sets in advanced topics of interest. Specialization areas include signal & image processing, computational intelligence and pattern recognition, power systems and renewable energy, discrete event systems, and virtual reality systems. This specialization also includes the following focus areas: Bioengineering; Signals, Systems and Computational Intelligence; and Sustainability.



The Rowan University Master of Science in Engineering program requires the completion of 30 semester hours and thesis research/engineering project. 6-9 of the required semester hours can be Thesis Research/Engineering Project.


The following courses make up the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering program.

  • Required Courses: 6 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Specialization Courses: 15-24 semester hours (s.h.)
    • Choose 24 s.h. (coursework only track) or 15-18s.h. (thesis track) of approved electives. Not all electives will be offered every year. There may be options not included in the list below.
  • Required Thesis/Project Courses: 6-9 semester hours (s.h.)
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
MGT 06510 Strategic Engineering Management 3
Concentration Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ME 10501 Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Automation 3
ME 10505 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 6
ME 10506 Computational Materials Science 3
ME 10511 Combustion 3
ME 10512 Rocket Propulsion 3
ME 10514 Energy Conversion Systems 3
ME 10521 Gas Dynamics 3
ME 10522 Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
ME 10541 Advanced Mechanism Design 3
ME 10542 Advanced Mechatronics 3
ME 10544 Automotive Engineering 3
ME 10550 Advanced Solid Mechanics 3
ME 10551 Mechanics of Continuous Media 3
ME 10552 Structural Acoustics 3
ME 10553 Analytical Dynamics 3
ME 10554 Elastic Stability of Structures 3
ME 10570 Principles in Biomechanics 3
ME 10571 Principles in Biotransport 3
Required Thesis/Project Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
ENGR 01599 Masters Research 9
Total Program Semester Hours: 30

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Note about Foundation Courses: Successful completion of the following undergraduate-level foundation courses at an accredited institution is highly recommended for admission: Chemistry I, Physics I, Calculus I, II, and III, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. The graduate program advisor may specify additional required undergraduate-level coursework to supplement the applicant's background before taking any graduate courses.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning. A Bachelor's degree in a field such as math, engineering, or science is highly recommended.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)

    • If an applicant is not approved for full admission, but the Faculty Admissions Committee believe he/she shows promise, an offer of Probationary Admission may be extended. Probationary Admission is granted on the condition that the student meets a set number of requirements, such as minimum successful grade in a fixed number of courses, additional essay work, or other requirements as outlined by the Committee. If Probationary Admission is offered, it will be noted in the applicant's official admission decision letter from Rowan University.
  • Optional Interview (If an interview is required, students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1