Mechanical Engineering

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Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

About the Program

Advance your knowledge in one of the broadest engineering disciplines in our dual Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in the Mechanical Engineering program at Case Western Reserve University’s Case School of Engineering

In our program, you'll learn how next-generation engineering and high-tech manufacturing plants use the power of machines to help accomplish tasks safer and more efficiently. Our program can open many career doors, from those in advanced manufacturing and robotics to ones involving medical devices and nanotechnology.

What to Expect

Save time pursuing your bachelor’s and master’s degree in our integrated program—you can complete both in just five years if studying full time. When you’re admitted to our program around your senior year, you may take up to nine credit hours of graduate courses that count toward both degree requirements

In our program, you’ll enhance your knowledge of fundamental mechanical engineering principles—such as fluid and thermal sciences, kinetics and dynamics—while exploring how they converge with physical and data science. Thanks to this multidisciplinary approach, you’ll gain an advanced perspective on how to tackle some of the the world’s most complex challenges in spaces such as the emerging fields of cyber-physical systems, the Industrial Internet of Things, digital and sustainable manufacturing and more. And, you’ll be able to select a specialized track, such as biomechanics, dynamics, control and manufacturing, or fluid and thermal sciences.

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Beyond the Classroom

Have an idea for a groundbreaking system or product? At Sears think[box], Case Western Reserve's innovation center, you can turn your ideas into reality. In this iconic seven-story, 50,000-square-foot facility, the possibilities for creation are endless. Whether you need wood, metal, or practically any other engineering equipment, the center is open for you to forge your path as an entrepreneur. 

You can also explore worldwide engineering issues first hand through Case School of Engineering’s global-learning opportunities. Immerse yourself in a new culture while continuing your studies through one of several travel opportunities across the world, such as the Global Engineering Education Exchange and the Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice.

By the Numbers


graduate program nationally, U.S. News & World Report


full-time faculty


junior faculty members are recipients of prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award


years as one of America’s top engineering schools

Admissions Requirements

You must be admitted to Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate computer engineering program.

When you’ve completed 75 credit hours of undergraduate coursework, you may apply to the master’s portion of your degree. Normally, this means you will submit your application in the sixth semester of the BS program (usually the spring term of the junior year).

Application requirements typically include:

  • Successful admittance to CWRU as an undergraduate

  • Completed online application

  • Statement of objectives

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Approved Planned Program of Study (PPOS) form

Contact Us

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Nathaniel Vishner
EMAE & ECIV Student Affairs Specialist
Case School of Engineering

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