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Mechanical Engineering (MS)

University of South Alabama
Master's degree
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About this program

Mechanical Engineering (MS)

A Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is increasingly required for advanced-level employment opportunities with higher-profile national and international employers. Students who want to separate themselves from the pack in the employment race should seriously consider taking a Master’s degree either through the ABM program (see above) or as a stand-alone qualification. The programs of study provide knowledge of modern engineering concepts and practices, and build upon the knowledge and skills expected of a holder of a typical Bachelor’s degree to the point where a Master’s graduate can make high-level contributions to contemporary engineering designs. A Master’s degree is also an ideal preparation for further study towards the doctoral degree if desired.

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Admission requirements

  • Possession of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, or closely related disciplines.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale (students with a lower GPA may be considered for provisional admission).
  • Minimum verbal and quantitative GRE scores of 138 and 151, respectively.
  • For international applicants:
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or
  • a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5; or
  • a minimum Pearsons (PTE Academic) score of 59.

Provisional Admission

Students under provisional admission can apply for the regular status after having a GPA of 3.0 or better on their first 9 graduate credit hours. Otherwise, they must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the first 15 graduate credit hours or will be dismissed from the program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core Requirements

Solid Mechanics:

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Engineering Dynamics
  • Vibrations of Continuous Systems
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Applied Elasticity

Fluid Mechanics:

  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Continuum Mechanics

Thermal Sciences:

  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Classical Thermodynamics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • In-State: 480.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State: 960.00 per credit hour

About this institute

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. Located in Mobile, Alabama on the...

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Why study at University of South Alabama

State-of-the-art labs and classrooms, small class sizes, international accreditation, scholarships, proximity to the beach, affordability

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University of South Alabama

555 N. University Blvd
36688 Mobile Alabama
United States of America

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