Engineering Mechanics—MS

This program is also available as an accelerated Master's.

What you'll work on

Take a theoretical look into the behaviors of materials and structures. Students in the engineering mechanics master’s program gain a strong mathematical foundation that supports studies in material behavior under stress and aids in material failure analysis. The curriculum emphasizes engineering mechanics course work, e.g., continuum mechanics, composite materials, failure mechanics, and fluid mechanics.

Sample Areas of Interest

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

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Who you'll work with

Students work side-by-side with faculty and industry on initiatives that range from nanotechnology to space systems. Our department is one of the largest in the nation, with more than 40 full-time faculty members and 380 graduate students.

Faculty Spotlight

Gregory Odegard

Gregory Odegard

Richard and Elizabeth Henes Professor of Computational Mechanics; Director, NASA Institute for Ultra-Strong Composites by Computational Design

"Nanotechnology, robotics, airplanes...mechanical engineering is the broadest discipline."

Computational modeling can be used to facilitate the development of new materials and technologies for a wide range of applications. Odegard focuses on computational design of new polymer composite materials and metallic alloys in the aerospace and power transmission industries.


Where you'll work

Cutting-edge laboratories will be your second home. Our extensive facilities include the Alternative Energy Research Building, the Nonlinear and Autonomous Systems Lab, the Ion Space Propulsion Lab, and the Human-Centered Monitoring Lab - to name a few. Expenditures for the department’s dynamic research community exceed $13 million annually.