Graduate – Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

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.

Career Mobility with Your MSME 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 

KSU's MSME degree provides up-to-date skills and knowledge and is offered in formats that promote a reasonable balance among work, school, and life.

Mechanical Engineering Salary and Career Information

  • Mechanical engineer: $87,370 
  • Architectural, engineering, and related services: $90,060 
  • Scientific research and development services: $99,870 
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing: $88,460 
  • Machinery manufacturing: $80,310 

Mechanical engineers design, develop, build and test mechanical systems and devices. They also work with mechanical systems and devices. They generally work in offices and may occasionally visit worksites where a problem or piece of equipment needs their personal attention. Mechanical engineers work mostly in engineering services, research and development, and manufacturing.

A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development positions. Mechanical engineers may earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project management skills. Mechanical engineers may become administrators or managers after gaining professional work experience. 

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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. 

Department Contact Information

Mechanical Engineering Department Office 
Marietta Campus  
Engineering Technology Center, building Q
Room: Q 128 

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (M-F) 
Phone: (470) 309-0395
Fax: (470) 578-9244 
Email: mechanical@kennesaw.edu

Dr. Valmiki Sooklal  
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator 
vsooklal@kennesaw.edu
(470) 309-0395

Mailing Address:
Kennesaw State University 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, MD # 9075 
840 Polytechnic Lane  
Marietta, GA 30060 

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