Online Masters of Mechanical Engineering (MS)

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30 Credits | Customizable | Accredited

Earn an Online Master's in Mechanical Engineering From One of the Nation's Top STEM Schools.

Mechanical engineering is a massive, important field with many sub-disciplines, several of which must brace for several technological transformations. For instance, as the world moves towards more sustainable solutions, mechanical engineers, too, must keep pace by perfecting electric vehicles and designing cleaner, more efficient power and energy systems.

Then there is the need to respond to and advance developments in automation, robotics, digitization, and smarter systems, which are rapidly changing the face of manufacturing.

Michigan Tech offers a 30-credit online master's in mechanical engineering that can help you develop future-forward skills.

Customize Your Master's Degree for Your Chosen Career.

Choose a focused area of study to get the most out of your accredited master's degree in mechanical engineering. Personalize your MS program so that it aligns with your current career or prepares you for a future one. Whether your interests and career goals lie in design, simulation, manufacturing, and testing, you can choose from a spectrum of mechanical engineering applications.

Popular Focus Areas

  • Design and Dynamic Systems
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Noise, Vibration, Harshness
  • Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy
  • Advanced Power Systems
  • Fluid Dynamics including CFD
  • Fuel Cells
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Why Pursue Your Mechanical Engineering Degree at MTU?

When you earn your online master's from Michigan Tech, you'll get a quality, accredited education. In fact, Michigan Tech was ranked #20 in the best engineering colleges as well as the #3 best accredited online college in Michigan.

Also, our online graduate program was ranked #30 in the United States by the Master's Programs Guide. So, you can rest assured that Michigan Tech's distance-learning master's degree maintains the same high standards as those of our in-person graduate program. There are other benefits, too, of earning your mechanical MS from MTU.

Chart Your Own Course.

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Personalize your online master's in mechanical engineering curriculum so that it builds on your undergraduate degree and aligns with your unique interests, passions, and expertise.

Consult with your employer to design a program that helps you develop knowledge, skills, and competencies for progressing in your current career or for preparing for a new one.

Get a Rigorous Online Experience.

You'll take the same, robust classes as do students in our in-person programs. Learn from highly regarded, industry-connected faculty who have both practical and theoretical knowledge in several mechanical engineering areas, such as active noise-control systems, internal combustion engines, power electronics systems, polymers and polymer composites, and more.

Join One of MTU's Strongest Departments.

By earning this online mechanical engineering degree, you will be joining the largest department and the biggest academic community at Michigan Tech. Comprising nearly one-fourth of the entire university student population, MTU's ME-EM department is home to the 6th largest MSME program in the United states and the 23 largest Mechanical PhD program. 

What Can You Do With an MS in Mechanical Engineering?

Depending on their specialty, mechanical engineers are employed in several workplaces. Those with master's degrees often take on more responsibilities and are typically found in higher-level, professional, or project management roles.

Possible Career Paths

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  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Test Engineer

Get Started on Your Online Master's in Mechanical Engineering.

Take the next steps on your educational journey at Michigan Tech. We are here to answer your questions and to help you succeed in your online program.

  • $97,000
    mean annual salary for mechanical engineers
  • $136,210
    top 10% salary for mechanical engineers
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"Online courses at Michigan Tech are much more than content uploaded on a learning management system. Students from the beginning are expected to not only interact with the instructor and course content, but also with other students enrolled in the course."

John L. Irwin
John L. Irwin
Professor and Associate Chair, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology