Mechanical Engineering Management:
Degree Options

In partnerships with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue’s Division of Engineering Professional Education is offering two Master’s options with special focus in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management. Applicants can choose to pursue either a 1-year Accelerated plan or a 2-year plan.

1-Year Accelerated Mechanical Engineering and Management

This non-thesis degree is ideal for students who are one to complete their Masters quickly and start their career in industry.

Program requirements:

  • 30 total credit hours
  • 6 courses (18 credits) in Engineering
    • 5 of those courses must be in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1 course (3 credits) in Graduate level Mathematics
  • 1 semester of ME 69100 Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar (Fall term only)
  • 3 courses (9 credits) in Management* (courses listed below in 2-year section)

Typical Plan of Study Accelerated Mechanical Engineering and Management MSE:

  • Semester 1: Fall term on campus - 12 units of coursework
  • Semester 2: Spring term on campus - 12 units of coursework
  • Summer: Summer term on campus - 6 units of coursework

Mechanical Engineering Management with Professional Practice (2-year)

This is a two-year professional master’s option with no thesis requirement. This program combines the desired mixed of academically rigorous technical material and business courses, while also providing a highly flexible course selection. An integrated co-op assignment is also required and will provide the opportunity to gain valuable work experience. This requires six to twelve months of participation that is administered through the Purdue Office of Professional Practice. For graduation in the Mechanical Engineering Management and Professional Practice (2-year) option a total of 33 credit hours are required, with 15-18 of those 33 credit hours of study being focused in Mechanical Engineering with 3 additional credits in mathematics.

Typical Plan of Study: 2-year option

  • Semester 1: Fall term on campus - 12 units of coursework
  • Semester 2: Spring term on Co-Op assignment plus 3 units of coursework at a distance
  • Summer: Summer term on Co-Op assignment plus 3 units of coursework at a distance
  • Semester 3: Fall term on Co-Op assignment plus 3 units of coursework at a distance
  • Semester 4: Spring term on campus - 12 units of coursework

The degree will additionally require completion of 0-3 credit hours of electives focused in other areas of engineering.

Course options in Management