Advance Your Engineering Career
With growing need for advanced materials and sustainable energy, there is high demand for innovation and new leadership in mechanical engineering fields. A master’s or PhD makes you more competitive and can help you reach even the most ambitious career goals. The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department offers research-intensive degree pathways for students pursuing careers in R&D, national labs, or higher education. A non-thesis track is designed for those who want to increase their technical knowledge and expand career opportunities. Our graduate programs are led by award-winning faculty who provide high quality teaching and real-world learning experiences. If you’re ready to advance your career, a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from USU can help you get there.
Choose the degree path that’s right for you. All programs are offered face-to-face at the USU Logan campus.
Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering
- Plan A: coursework plus thesis. Designed for students considering a PhD or career that requires research experience.
- Plan B: coursework plus research report. Ideal for students pursuing engineering careers that require advanced design experience.
- Plan C: coursework only. Designed to help students increase their technical knowledge and expand career opportunities.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mechanical Engineering
The PhD is a research-intensive program for students pursuing advanced leadership roles or who plan to teach engineering at 4-year colleges and universities. Students can begin the PhD program with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
- –Composite Structures and Materials
- –Fluid Dynamics
- –Heat Transfer
- –Material Science
- –Microscale/Nanoscale Science
- –Nuclear Energy and Materials
- –Numerical Methods
- –Renewable Energy
- –Solid Mechanics
Experimental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Advanced Materials Lab
Ready to Apply?
- –GRE scores are used by some faculty in choosing students and in funding decisions and are therefore strongly encouraged.
- –Bachelor's in mechanical or aerospace engineering from an accredited program
- –Minimum 3.3 GPA
- –Familiarity with FORTRAN, C, or MATLAB
- –International students have additional requirements
- –Official Transcript
- –TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Exam
- –Letter of Recommendation
- –Statement of Purpose (approx. 750 words)
Ready to learn more? Before applying to the USU School of Graduate Studies, contact Joan Rudd to explore current funding and enrollment opportunities.