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Masters in Mechanical Engineering Program

Admission fees waived for domestic students with a 3.5 GPA (Contact Hannah Tyler for a fee waiver).

Admission to the mechanical engineering graduate programs normally requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering (not necessarily in mechanical engineering), a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 on all graduate and undergraduate work, GRE is not required, and Test of English as a Second Language scores of 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based) / 80 (Internet-based). An undergraduate degree in chemistry or physics combined with a strong interest in engineering topics may be acceptable when certain required undergraduate courses are also taken. Satisfying the above requirements does not guarantee admission to the mechanical engineering graduate program.

The master’s degree requires 30 credit hours of course work and a thesis (Plan A). A non-thesis option (Plan B) consisting of 30 credit hours is available with admission and enrollment limited to those students with acceptable previous research or design experience. Enrollment in the non-thesis option requires the approval of the director of graduate studies and must be requested within the student’s first nine credit hours of graduate course work.

Graduate Bulletin (PDF on gradschool.uky.edu)

Department Chair
Jesse Hoagg, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Jonathan Wenk, Ph.D.
(859) 218-0658

Student Affairs Officer
Hannah Tyler