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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Tri-Cities

Faculty working with Students: 5
Students: 11
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1
  • Tri-Cities: Yes
Tests required:
  • 7.0 IELTS Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum score

Degree Description:

Our School offers programs of study for full-time and part-time students leading to the degree of Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering. Thesis and non-thesis options are available for the MS degree. Programs of study are individualized with an interdisciplinary focus. Students are expected to pursue their degree programs with success and to earn the MS degree in two years. The program will culminate with a final oral examination and a written thesis (MS thesis option) or project report (MS non-thesis option). Financial aid in the form of an assistantship is available for dedicated, quality, full-time MS students.

Admission Requirements:

Required application material includes an application, resume, statement of purpose, Student Interest Profile form, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, official GRE scores, and official TOEFL scores (international applicants).

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1. Achieve the highest level of expertise in mechanical engineering, mastery of the knowledge in their fields and the ability to apply associated technologies to novel and emerging  problems.

Student Opportunities:

Our School offers state-of-the-art research facilities enabling students to work on cutting-edge research over a wide range of topics, presenting and publishing results along with our world-class faculty. Presenting papers at or attending regional conferences and international conferences and proceedings enriches scholarly development. Low-cost or free workshops on grant writing and leadership/professional development are routinely offered by the University. Opportunities exist for internships in industry and national labs.

Career Opportunities:

University research and teaching positions, research positions in national laboratories, and technical positions in leading companies.

Career Placements:

Recent graduates are working at Bechtel Corporation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Mission Support Alliance.

Faculty Members:

Ameli, Aboutaleb, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Polymer nanocomposites, green composites, multifunctional materials, foams, advanced manufacturing.

Iannelli, Joseph, Ph.D.

Research Interests

High performance engineering and scientific computing, minimal storage iterative numerical linear algebra solvers, theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, finite element algorithms and analysis, numerical analysis, software development, aerodynamics, aeronautical propulsion (including gas turbines, ramjets, and scramjets), chemically reacting aerospace flows.

Mo, Changki, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Energy harvesting, micro actuators and sensors, adaptive structure technology, smart structures for sustainable buildings, vibration control.

Noor-A-Alam, Mohammed, Ph.D.

Saad, Messiha Todary, Ph.D.

Serves as: co-chair of graduate committee

Contact Information:

Changki Mo