MEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering

MEng in Mechanical Engineering Degree Requirements

Online or distance students will have ELO as a resource.

The MEng degree is a course-work only professional graduate (master’s) degree that is well suited for working professionals and individuals seeking additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree to become an outstanding engineer. A minimum of 30 graduate credits must be earned for the M.Eng. degree with the following requirements:

Mechanical Engineering Core
Any 500 or above level ME course as well as specific non-ME courses approved by the graduate committee. These courses are grouped according to disciplinary area emphasis to help student decide which courses to take based on interest.
Any 300-level or higher Math or Statistics class (EXCEPT Math 307 and Math 317) will count towards this requirement. Non-Math/Stat courses with strong math or statistics content that are approved by the graduate education committee may also count towards this requirement. See approved courses.
Professional Development
Choose one course from the following list:

  • ConE 380*:  Engineering Law
  • Econ 355: International Trade and Finance
  • HCI 594X*: Organizational Application of Collaborative Technology
  • HG ED: 561 College Teaching
  • IE 570*: Systems Engineering and Project Management
  • ME 510*: Economics and Policy of Engineering Energy Systems
  • ME 584*: Technology, Globalization and Culture
  • MGMT 472: Management of Diversity
  • SCM 501*: Supply Chain Management
  • Any foreign language courses (prerequisites may be needed which will not count towards the requirements)
  • Other courses, as approved by the POS committee
Choose any courses that you feel would round out your education; these can be from Mechanical Engineering or outside the major.
Total 30 credits
As per the graduate council guidelines, the POS may include up to 9 credits at the undergraduate level (300 and 400 level only), with a limit of 3 credits at the 300 level. If a 300-level class is used, it must be from outside of ME.

As per the graduate council guidelines, for all master’s programs at Iowa State, at least 22 graduate credits must be earned at Iowa State.

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Grad Admissions Deadlines

Spring Admissions: September 1
Fall Admissions: January 15

Contact Information

Samantha Hirschman
Program Assistant for Graduate Education
2019 Black Engr
Ames, IA 50011