Graduate School

Engineering Mechanics—MS

Engineering mechanics students working with research equipment.

Engineering Mechanics—MS Fast Facts

  • Research funded by industry, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, NASA, and the Department of Defense
  • Graduate program ranked in the top 50 nationally by U.S. News World Report
  • The US Peace Corps has approved the establishment of a Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) program in mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech, the first and only one of its kind in the nation.
  • The department is one of the largest in the nation
  • This program is available as an accelerated master's degree as well.

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Graduate Programs in Engineering Mechanics

Graduate study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) at Michigan Tech offers graduate students a wide range of challenging and rewarding courses of study. ME-EM is a key contributor to achieving environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability.

The MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics are offered with a project component, or as the Signature Master’s course work-only degree, which can be completed in one year. Current Michigan Tech undergraduate students can earn a MS degree with just a single year of study beyond the BS through the Accelerated Master's Program.

Research is focused in five key areas.

  • Advanced Power Systems: Critical technologies for clean, efficient, and sustainable power systems; and modeling of energy transport and conversion processes.
  • Multi-scale Sensors and Systems: Research includes nanofabrication and characterization, microfabrication processes, and bio-nanotechnology.
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Dynamic Systems: Collaborative research at the interface of engineering disciplines such as dynamics, vibration, acoustics, signal processing, and controls.
  • Mechanics of Multi-scale Materials: Constitutive modeling of biomaterials, cellular materials, biological tissues, and artificial organs.
  • Space Systems: Innovative components, systems, and architectures for micro and nanosatellite applications.

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Civil Engineering

The world’s infrastructure needs you. At Michigan Technological University, you’ll address the needs of our society by combining theory, practice, creativity, and hard work. We are committed to providing an intellectual environment that empowers students to make significant contributions to both the eld of civil engineering and society as a whole.

The MS Civil Engineering program is also available online with a focus on Structures.

What you'll work on

With a four-to-one graduate student-to-faculty ratio, students can tailor their academic plan within five areas of emphasis: geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, civil engineering materials, and water resources engineering.

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Design and Dynamic Systems
  • Energy and Thermo-Fluids
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Manufacturing and Industrial

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Who you'll work with

Michigan Tech has a tradition of excellence in civil engineering education, blending theory, practice, creativity, and hard work. You’ll join an intellectual environment where students and faculty make the next breakthrough together.

Faculty Spotlight 

Amlan Mukherjee

Amlan Mukherjee
Associate Professor,
Civil and Environmental Engineering


"Think about long-term sustainability."

As the American Society of Civil Engineers reminds us, it’s not enough to build the project right, it’s also important to build the right project. We use lifecycle thinking to inform selection of project designs that are cost efficient, environmentally friendly, and adaptable to changing needs in society.

Where you'll work

We maintain eight start-of-the-art facilities for research, including world-class petrography laboratories for characterizing materials. Other laboratories support structural testing, concrete mixing and testing, asphalt testing, binder characterization, hydrodynamic and scour studies, complex data visualization, and rail transportation planning. Benedict Laboratory, the largest lab on campus, is one of a select few university labs that can test and evaluate ultra-high performance concrete.