For the 2022 and 2023 graduate admission process, given the potential difficulty in access to testing due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the department of Mechanical Engineering will not require GRE tests for applications for graduate admission for 2022 and 2023. We will thus not use GRE scores as a basis for evaluating candidates for admission in the 2023 application process.
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
Using machine-learning and sensory hardware, Alberto Rodriguez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and members of MIT's MCube lab, have developed a robot that is learning how to play the game Jenga®. The technology could be used in robots for manufacturing assembly lines.
US News & World Report has ranked MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering the number one mechanical engineering undergraduate program at schools where the highest engineering degree offered is a doctorate for 2023.
CEO, Kiva Systems[ SB ’87 ]
Retired Navy Rear Admiral[ OCE ’85, SM ’85 ]
Transforming American Manufacturing[ MBA ’21, SM ’21 ]
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.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s graduate admissions committee reviews all applications for graduate study in the department. For more information on how to apply, visit applying for admission.
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.