Graduate – Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

If you are a working professional or an undergraduate who wants to go directly into advanced studies in mechanical engineering, this Masters 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.

Career Mobility with Your MSME Degree

Graduates with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering can apply their new knowledge in a variety of industries including:

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

Due to the rapid evolvement of technology, companies are increasingly seeking advanced knowledge in their workforce. The MSME degree provides that knowledge with a reasonable balance among work, school, and life with two options for the program: fully online or hybrid campus format.

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 and thermal sensors and devices. Mechanical engineers 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.

On Advancement: A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. 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 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.
  • International Student-Friendly Option – Since the program is also offered in a hybrid version, international students can take the required hours of on-campus courses to meet requirements in getting a student VISA.
  • Relevant to Today’s Workforce Needs – Explore KSU’s MSME degree. It is a first-class degree you can afford, fit with your busy life, and put to work fast.