Mechanical Engineering M.Eng. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Mechanical Engineering

Program Description

The M.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering) degree program is a one-year (two semester) course of study for those who wish to develop a higher level of competence in engineering science, current technology, and engineering design. The program is geared toward students who wish to work in industry after graduation, entering at a higher and more focused level.  The program is designed to be flexible so that candidates may concentrate on one or a combination of focus areas. These focus areas include biomechanics, design, energy, engineered materials, robotics, simulation and analysis, and spacecraft engineering (see also Aerospace Engineering M.Eng.).

The program’s flexibility allows students to build an individualized program of courses. Students are required to complete 30 credits of work at the graduate level.  Each student’s curriculum includes a major design project along with a combination of technical courses.  Students may also take one or two professional development courses to build complementary skills.

Design projects have a mechanical engineering design or application focus. The projects may arise from individual faculty and student interests or from collaboration with industry. All projects are done under the close supervision of a faculty member or industrial partner.

Focus Areas

  • biomechanics
  • design
  • energy
  • engineered materials
  • robotics
  • simulation and analysis
  • spacecraft engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-0990

322A Upson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • biomedical mechanics
  • dynamics and control
  • energy and sustainability
  • fluid dynamics
  • micro- and nanoscale engineering
  • solid mechanics and materials
  • thermal science


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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Feb. 1; Spring, Oct. 15

Requirements Summary:

Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in engineering or the physical sciences. Admission is offered only for the fall semester, except in unusual cases. A field brochure is available on request from the graduate field office. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery and Application of Core Disciplinary Knowledge
  • Problem Formulation and Planning of the Solution Process
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Communication of Knowledge, Reasoning, and Technical Results
  • Learning and Professional Development