Engineering Mechanics—MS

This program is no longer accepting applications. Both theDepartment of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics(ME-EM) and theCollege of Engineering(COE) offers a variety graduate certificates to meet your needs.

Gain a strong mathematical foundation that supports studies in material behavior under stress and aids in material failure analysis. Develop innovative components, systems, and architectures for micro and nanosatellite applications, or learn methods for modeling and characterization that informs emerging technologies Are you ready?

Our Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

We offer a wide range of challenging and rewarding courses of study in our master's in engineering mechanics program and affords students the flexibility to focus on the applications of engineering mechanics through expanded coursework or engaging co-op experiences. The curriculum emphasizes engineering mechanics includes continuum mechanics, composite materials, failure mechanics, and fluid mechanics.

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS

Engineering Mechanics Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the engineering mechanics program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Engineering Mechanics is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:


Graduate Director

Wayne Weaver

Graduate Assistant

Cindy Wadaga


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your engineering mechanics MS. Sample areas include:

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

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

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 approximately 40 full-time faculty members and over 350 graduate students.

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.

Faculty Spotlight

Gregory Odegard

Gregory Odegard
John O. Hallquist Endowed Chair in Computational Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Director of Research

"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 for the aerospace and power transmission industries.

Program Faculty