We prepare students to become innovative technological leaders in industry, academia, government, and society – leaders whose visions are founded upon fundamental knowledge, uncompromising analysis, creativity, passion, and ethics. Our graduates go on to a vast array of careers in product design, research, management, medicine, government, teaching, public service, and entrepreneurship.
We offer the following graduate degrees:
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (SMME)
Master of Science in Ocean Engineering (SMOE)
Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (SMNAME)
Master of Science in Oceanographic Engineering (SMOGE, joint MIT/WHOI degree)
Mechanical Engineer’s (ME) Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (ScD)
Dual degree with Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program in MIT Sloan School of Management
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
Gareth McKinley was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions in rheology, understanding of complex fluid dynamical instabilities, and interfacial engineering of super-repellent textured surfaces.
If you’re interested in applying for admission to the joint program with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), please go to the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering website. If you wish to be considered for the MechE graduate program independently of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, please also complete the MechE online application.
Our undergraduate program is world-renowned, with a focus on honing engineering skills and preparing students to become innovative leaders in industry, government, and academia.