The Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (MEng in ME) is a one to two-year program offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science of Washington University in St. Louis. The program is especially tailored for: 1) individuals who plan to change careers and enter the ME profession; 2) international students seeking to establish U.S. credentials in the ME profession, and 3) current professionals working in mechanical engineering who wish to advance their skills and education. A distinctive feature of the program is the ability to customize the course content to meet specific individual needs. 

Degree requirements are as follows:

  • Thirty units of credit in engineering or mathematics courses are required, and these must be at the 400-level or higher. Courses from the other engineering departments (CSE, EECE, ESE, and BME) are encouraged. Washington University Continuing Education Courses (i.e., the T-courses or the U-courses) are not permitted.
  • All courses must be taken for a grade, with an overall GPA of 2.70 or higher.
  • At least 9 of the 30 units must be in MEMS courses at the 500-level. Allowed courses include the MEMS Project Management course, MEMS 5804.
  • All 400-level courses must be either: 1) approved for the Master of Science Degree in ME or AE or 2) approved by the MEMS faculty for application to the MEng degree.
  • No more than 6 units of Independent Study are allowed.
  • No more than 6 units may be transferred from another university, and these units must be in engineering or math courses at the 400-level or above, with a grade of B or better, and be courses not required for the candidate’s BS degree.
  • Full-time MS students in any area are required to take MEMS 501 Seminar every semester, which is a zero-unit, pass-fail course.

Candidates for admission should have an undergraduate degree in engineering, the physical sciences, or mathematics with a GPA of 2.75 or better.

It should be emphasized that, in many states, the MEng in ME will not be sufficient to qualify the degree recipient to sit for a Professional Engineering Exam.