Master’s Programs

Mechanical Engineering and
Applied Mechanics

Overview

The Master's in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) is innovative, unique, and nationally recognized for its excellence. We are at the forefront in preparing students for leadership careers by providing opportunities to work in emerging and interdisciplinary areas that are fueling exciting advances in technology. The program can be tailored and customized to meet individual needs under the guidance and approval of an academic advisor. Students can choose to focus on Design and Manufacturing, Mechanical Systems (Robotics, and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)), Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics with applications in energy production, material processing, and the electronics industry, Mechanics of Materials, or Biomechanics.

Prerequisites

Applicants should have a BS/BA in engineering. However, you can apply to our MSE degree program even if you have an BS/BA degree from a non-engineering program. Please send an unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcripts to mebg@seas.upenn.edu and note that you would like to apply to the MSE degree program. An informal review will be made to determine if you qualify to apply. If you qualify to apply and are accepted, you may be required to take at least five undergraduate courses in Mechanical Engineering. These courses will not count towards the ten required for the MSE degree. The five undergraduate courses must be taken for a grade. Courses that are taken under audit will not satisfy this requirement.