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Take on the world’s grand challenges with a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering

With a graduate degree from Purdue University, you’ll conduct world-class mechanical engineering research, with close support from faculty and industry.  You’ll master the skills necessary to innovate at nearly any field: from fuel pumps to heart pumps.  Carbon fiber to carbon nanotubes.  Solid rockets to soft robotics. Research areas include:











Fluid Mechanics

Heat Transfer







HVAC & Refrigeration

Manufacturing & Materials

Mechanics & Vibration



Systems, Measurement, & Controls

World class facilities

The largest academic cleanroom in the world
Birck Nanotechnology Center

The largest academic propulsion lab in the world
Zucrow Labs

The largest academic HVAC lab in the world
Herrick Labs

The largest academic hydraulics lab in the country
Maha Fluid Power Research Center

Two engineers working on a piece of machinery
Dozens of other labs in acoustics, aviation, bioengineering, combustion, compressors, controls, design, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials, nanotechnology, robotics, vibration, and more!

Big ideas in a small town

Enjoy the benefits of a Big Ten university -- everything from cultural events to exciting athletics -- all within walking distance.  Experience a diverse population of 40,000 students, more than 25% of them from outside the US. If you like a small-town feel, West Lafayette, Indiana has plenty of elbow room.  If you prefer the big city, Indianapolis is only an hour away, and Chicago just 2.5 hours away.

Logo for Caterpillar, GE, Rolls-Royce, Cummins, & FordAdvance your career

Take advantage of Purdue’s sought-after partnerships with industry.  After graduation, utilize Purdue’s worldwide network of 82,000 engineering alumni to find the career of your dreams.

Start here!

Learn about how to apply online, and how to secure financial support with a fellowship or assistantship. Get your Master of Science, Ph.D., a 5-year combined BSME/MSME, or even a fully online MSME. Contact us today!

ME Graduate Office
585 Purdue Mall (Room 1005)
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-5730