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We solve problems others can’t – in ways others won’t

At Michigan, you’re surrounded by a unique combination of world-class expertise, resources and facilities. U-M has 100 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 in the United States – a combination of breadth and expertise that makes the University an interdisciplinary powerhouse.

Our mechanical engineering graduate programs build upon this strength. We excel at working across the boundaries between disciplines and departments, pioneering new knowledge and discovery that makes a difference for both academia and society.

We shape leaders

Graduate Programs

We offer doctoral and masters programs in mechanical engineering. Both programs are administered through the Rackham Graduate School. Visit the Rackham Graduate School Mechanical Engineering program page for details.

Rackham’s website provides information about the application process and is a great resource for information regarding:

Doctor of Philosophy Program

Our Ph.D program creates a culture of scholarship and high-impact research, training articulate researchers who become leaders in both society and academia. The program balances challenging coursework with field-leading research and real-world impact.

Master of Science in Engineering Program

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Top employers recognize that a candidate with a Michigan Mechanical Engineering masters degree is a tremendous asset to their company. They respect the academic rigor and the evidence-based approach to design that are hallmarks of our curriculum and program.

This recognition leads to great internship opportunities, which in turn, leads to great jobs., The Michigan Mechanical Engineering masters degree is an exceptionally strong foundation for your career.

Combined Degree Programs

  • Sequential BSE/MSE (SUGS): Earn a B.S.E. and M.S.E. in 5 years

  • Masters of Management/MSE Dual Degree: Dual degree with the U-M Ross School of Business

  • Engineering Sustainable Systems: Dual degree with the School of Natural Resources and Environment

  • JI-SUGS: Sequential B.S.E./M.S.E. program with the U-M-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute