Mechanical Engineering – Online

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Master of Science

About the Program

Are you a working engineering professional or are you looking to use your STEM training to enter the field? Earn your Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering online from Case Western Reserve University in as little as 18 months—without relocating or leaving your job to study.

As an online student, you can make your classes—taught by the same outstanding faculty as our on-campus options—work on your time while gaining the most up-to-date skills needed to become a leading manager or researcher in the diverse field of mechanical engineering.

What to Expect

Our online MS in Mechanical Engineering degree provides flexible study options that complement your personal schedule, whether you study late at night, early in the morning or in between meetings. Plus, you can choose when you start your program—spring, summer or fall—and complete it on your schedule, in 18 months or more, depending on your needs.

After completing the eight required courses in our 30-credit-hour curriculum, you'll choose two electives from various areas such as systems and control, biomedical, and civil engineering. Throughout, you’ll gain the fundamental knowledge and cutting-edge skills to find solutions to some of society's most pressing problems across various disciplines, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, automation and fluid mechanics.

Our small class sizes make it easy for you to gain one-on-one time with professors and network with students from all over the world to build connections that will help you in the future.

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Beyond the Classroom

From design competitions to business support, we've got all the resources you need to bring out your inner entrepreneur—even as an online student. 

Turn ideas and concepts into businesses or not-for-profit organizations with resources through CWRU LaunchNet and Sears think[box]. Or rise to challenges in local, regional and national design competitions and events such as the Saint-Gobain Design Competition and Clean Energy Challenge

And we encourage you to form connections in and outside the classroom—bonds that will last as you join the university’s network of nearly 120,000 alumni around the world who are eager to support their fellow Spartans in their careers.

By the Numbers


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Admission Requirements

In addition to a bachelor’s degree demonstrating proficiency in engineering, math and science subjects, you’ll need to submit:

  • An online application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • GRE scores*

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have temporarily suspended the GRE requirement.

View full application details on our admissions website.

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