Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Online and Face-to-Face Classes are Offered

If you are a working professional or an undergraduate who wants to go directly into advanced studies in mechanical engineering, this master's degree in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) is designed for you. The program consists of advanced general mechanical engineering courses and graduate-level electives that will increase your knowledge, skills, and competency in your field. 

The MSME is a 30-credit hour program which involves:

  • Eight (8) required courses covering major areas of mechanical engineering e.g. solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, design, manufacturing, dynamics and vibrations, and computational mechanics.  
  • Two (2) elective courses to provide interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary knowledge in areas like project management, research projects in engineering, and various other important and relevant topics
  • Our program, both hybrid and online, consists of advanced general mechanical engineering courses and graduate-level electives that will increase your knowledge, skills and competency in your chosen field of mechanical engineering.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Online, Hybrid

Number of Credits: 30 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: 18-24 Month Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring, November 1st
  • Fall, July 1st
  • Summer, April 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • Resume/Vita - (Can be uploaded into the online application)
  • Statement of Purpose - (Can be uploaded into the online application)                              
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Mechanical Engineering Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

Convenient Course Offerings – You can take courses fully online, thus seamlessly integrating school with your work and home, supporting life balance, or if you prefer you can choose a hybrid format, which includes a blend of online and face-to-face classes.

International Student-Friendly Option – In the hybrid format, international students can take the required hours of on-campus courses to meet requirements for getting a student VISA.

Relevant to Today’s Workforce Needs – Due to the rapid evolvement of technology, companies are increasingly seeking advanced knowledge in their workers.                       

What can you do with a Mechanical Engineering degree?

As a graduate with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, you'll be able to apply your new knowledge in a variety of industries, including:

  • Aerospace 
  • Automotive 
  • Biomedical 
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Thermal Systems 

Mechanical Engineering Salary and Career Information


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Kennesaw State University 
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Marietta Campus  
Engineering Technology Center, building Q
Room: Q 128
Mail Drop #9075 
840 Polytechnic Lane
Marietta, GA 30060 

Phone: 470-578-0395

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