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Online Masters of Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Mechanical engineering students in a lab.
The mean annual salary for mechanical engineers is $91,500 with the top 10% earning $133,900 (US BLS). Boost your career with an online ME degree from an accredited university.

Create Products and Processes to Help Humankind

Join one of the nation's largest mechanical engineering departments and work with scholars to achieve technological, environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability. Our graduate program is ranked #38 by US News & World Report. This distance-learning, research-based MS maintains the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education.

#2 Public colleges where grads make six figures
Money Magazine, 2017

#6 Early career earnings
Money Magazine, 2017

#16 Mechanical engineering colleges
College Factual, 2019

#30 Online mechanical engineering MS
Master's Programs Guide, 2019

Customize Your Online Education

Choose a mechanical engineering focused area of study to get the most out of your accredited MS degree. Areas include:

  • 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

See all mechanical engineering interest areas.

Program Website

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

Advance Your ME Career

Enhance your mechanical engineering career by opening new job opportunities with an advanced degree. Commit to growing your knowledge areas and to becoming an expert. Employers recognize advanced training—a master's degree may qualify you for leadership opportunities, project management responsibilities, or the chance to work on more complicated or sophisticated projects. Stand out by graduating from the #2 public university where grads make six figures (Money Magazine).


  • 30
    total credit hours to complete program
  • $0
    applying online is always free
  • $15.3M
    our annual expenditures for ME research