MEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering

MEng in Mechanical Engineering

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 degree with the below requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering will be able to

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Develop and demonstrate through their coursework a deep understanding and expertise in one or more areas of Mechanical Engineering specialization.
  3. Discuss and apply an understanding of the current literature in mechanical engineering and related disciplines.
  4. Develop the ability to communicate technical material to broad range of audiences through oral and written presentations.
  5. Understand and be able to identify their post-graduation career options: industrial or entrepreneurial.
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to the thoughtful consideration of fundamental principles of ethical professional conduct.

Degree Requirements

Online or distance students will have ELO as a resource.

Mechanical Engineering Core
Any 500 or above level ME course as well as specific non-ME courses approved by the graduate committee.
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.
Professional Development
Choose one course from the list of approved courses.
Choose any courses that you feel would round out your education; these can be from Mechanical Engineering or outside the major.
Total 30 credits

See the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Handbook for approved courses and additional degree requirement details. To help you decide what courses to take, many courses have been grouped by disciplinary area emphasis.

Course descriptions can be found on the Iowa State Course Catalog. Availability of courses will be on the Schedule of Classes. Students should review the ME Grad Student Handbook and Graduate College Handbook for guidelines on courses, such as independent study, transferring courses and minimum needed at Iowa State, undergraduate courses, and credits earned during non-degree-seeking status.