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M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Our Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering provides engineering professionals an opportunity to expand their skill sets in advanced topics. Specialization areas for this program include:

  • Signal & image processing
  • Computational intelligence and pattern recognition
  • Power systems and renewable energy
  • Discrete event systems
  • Virtual reality systems

The following focus areas are also included:

  • Bioengineering
  • Signals, Systems and Computational Intelligence
  • Sustainability

Students may choose between a thesis track and a coursework track or elect to work on a project which may count toward a coursework track degree. In order to be eligible for a Research Fellowship, students must select the thesis track.


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

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

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
TBD Engineering Applications of Computers (or equivalent determined in consultation with Academic Advisor) 3
TBD Approved Business Course (determined in consultation with Academic Advisor) 3
MGT 06510 Strategic Engineering Management 3
Choose one of the following or equivalent in consultation with Academic Advisor:
ENGR 01511 Engineering Optimization 3
MATH 01502 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 3
MATH 01505 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I 3
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
MATH 01529 Numerical Analysis 3
MATH 03511 Operations Research I 3
Specialization Courses: 12-15 S.H.
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
Thesis / Project Courses: 6-9 S.H.
ENGR 01599 Masters Research 9

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions 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.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed 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 believes they show 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.)
Mechanical Engineering

Career Outlook

As the demand for systems increases, the mechanical engineering field continues to grow across a broad array of industries, including engineering services, research and development, and manufacturing. When you earn your masters at Rowan, you are gaining hands-on experience from a nationally-recognized leader in engineering education. The college’s curriculum, faculty and students consistently receive international acclaim and our progressive programs provide you with the skills you need to move ahead in your engineering career.


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