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Purdue University

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

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The Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering will allow you to gain a world-class professional degree from Purdue University entirely online with support from Purdue’s faculty. Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering is currently ranked #9 and its online graduate program is ranked #1 in the country by US News and World Report.

The program is designed for experienced professionals and for those beginning their careers. You will be able to balance your full-time job with your studies. Create your own schedule to complete this 30 credit fully online masters degree in as few as 12 months or up to 4 years.

The program enables the students to choose classes from a wide variety of topics in Mechanical Engineering, including:

  • Acoustics
  • Bioengineering
  • Combustion
  • Computational Engineering
  • Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • HVAC & Refrigeration
  • Manufacturing & Materials
  • Mechanics & Vibration
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Systems, Measurement & Controls


The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Our courses are 1, 2 or 3 credit hours.

Curriculum Breakdown:

  • Graduate Applied Math Courses – 6 credit hours
  • Mechanical Engineering courses – 15 credit hours
  • Technical electives (Engineering, Mathematics, or Science courses) – 9 credit hours

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