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Online Master of Mechanical Engineering

Our Master of Mechanical Engineering (MSME) Program

The Online Mechanical Engineering graduate program at Purdue University is ranked #1 in online engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report.  The online Mechanical Engineering Master's Program is conveniently designed for professional engineers looking to advance their skills without disrupting their careers.

Online courses offered in the following topic areas:

Acoustics and Noise Control Automotive Systems
Biomechanics Design and Computer-Aided Design
Energy Utilization and Environmental Control Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer Manufacturing and Materials Processing
Mechanics and Vibrations Systems, Measurements and Controls


Mechanical Engineering Online Degree Options

The 30-credit hour curriculum allows you to choose to earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) or an Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering. We offer both thesis and non-thesis degree options.

Online Plan of Study Details

The ME master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load.  For planning purposes, an example POS for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) and the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering are available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.

The flexible nature of our programs makes it possible for you to take time off from your studies if you need to. The majority of students choose to begin their studies by taking one course at a time to ensure they find a successful balance of work, life, and school.

Mechanical Engineering Job Outlook

For engineers considering additional training in mechanical engineering coursework and certification, it helps to examine the job outlook for that specific discipline. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for mechanical engineers will increase about 4% between now and 2028. 

Admissions to the Mechanical Engineering Master's Program

Application details for each of our degree options differ. For more information on applying for the Master of Mechanical Engineering (MSME) or the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering, please visit the specific program admissions page.

Go to the Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering website.