Mechanical Engineering Graduate Programs

The department offers graduate programs leading to the master of science, master of engineering and doctor of philosophy degrees in mechanical engineering.

Course work and research in the mechanical engineering graduate programs may involve the broad fundamentals of mechanical engineering or may concentrate on energy systems, manufacturing systems and mechanical systems. In these fields, engineering principles are applied not only to traditional equipment and methods but also modern and emerging technologies. Typically, the engineering course work and research are augmented by laboratory studies. Although the study of advanced engineering mathematics and, often, basic science is necessary in all programs of study, the selection of subjects may vary depending upon the field of specialization and the student’s professional objectives.


We immerse individuals in an active environment to cultivate broadly educated mechanical engineers who balance theory with practice for advancing knowledge, solving problems and serving society.

Master's learning outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of specialized mechanical engineering concepts in engineering analysis and design in a chosen area of specialization.
  2. Effectively communicate ideas on design and analysis to peers, clients and customers.
  3. Conduct guided research in a chosen area of specialization.

Doctoral learning outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of advanced concepts (i.e., concepts beyond those learned during the master of science program) in engineering mathematics and two out of three areas of specializations offered in the department (mechanical systems, energy systems, manufacturing systems).
  2. Communicate ideas (specific to an area of specialization) via peer-reviewed published and/or presented materials.
  3. Conduct original research in a chosen area of specialization.

For a complete guide to the Mechanical Engineering graduate programs at Marquette, please refer to the Graduate Bulletin.