Position yourself for success with an online Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Riverside.
The online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering explores high-level areas of mechanical engineering, including control systems, sustainable design and thermofluids systems and the practical use of gaseous plasmas.
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A Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering can be a tremendous investment in your future.
Mechanical engineers can find employment in a variety of professional arenas, including:
Manufacturing of machinery
Fabricated metal products
Engineering and architecture services
NEW JOBS PROJECTED BETWEEN 2016-2026*
The BLS reports that there are more than 290,000 mechanical engineers employed in the U.S., and projections have the industry adding more than 25,000 new jobs between 2016 and 2026. A background in mechanical engineering can also pave the way for a number of other career paths, including civil engineering positions. The BLS estimates that 32,000 new civil engineering jobs will be created between 2016 and 2026 — an above-average growth rate of 11%.
WHo should choose a MASTER’S in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING?
Are you looking to advance in engineering and increase your earning potential?
Are you searching for a new challenge, a change or a more fulfilling professional life?
A master’s degree from UCR can help you do all of that and more.
The UCR online M.S. in Engineering with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering offers technical expertise and leadership strategy to help you make fast, significant strides in your career. The convenient online program can be completed in 13 months, allowing you to earn your degree without taking a leave of absence from your job. Your employer may even be willing to cover some, if not all, of the program costs.
Become a Cross-Functional Leader
Whether you’re a mechanical engineer or looking to make a shift from a different engineering field, this program can help you become a cross-functional engineering leader who can manage teams across multiple disciplines. If you have engineering experience or a bachelor’s degree in engineering, regardless of emphasis, we encourage you to learn more about the program.
The University of California, Riverside has been recognized by a number of academic publications for a variety of different programs and attributes. In 2013, Leiden Ranking named UC Riverside No. 10 in the world for natural sciences and engineering. In its most recent graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report counted UC Riverside among the top 33 percent of engineering schools in the nation. The publication also ranked UCR tied for No. 33 in diversity, an honor that reflects our longstanding commitment to cultural, professional and geographical diversity.
The University of California, Riverside is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Regional accreditation assures students that UC Riverside meets the highest standards in terms of learning opportunities and a commitment to self-improvement.
Victory Media selected UC Riverside as a “Military Friendly School” for 2018, acknowledging our longstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities for transitioning veterans. The list recognizes only the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to assist U.S. military service members and veterans as students.
More about UCR’s Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
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Take charge of your future with an online Master of Science in Engineering
The University of California, Riverside
One of the 10 universities that make up the prestigious University of California system, UC Riverside takes great pride in its reputation as a premier research institution, with $115 million in annual research funding. We are a pillar of academic diversity, attracting innovative minds from all demographics and walks of life.
Bourns College of Engineering
The Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public engineering college of its size in the nation. We are a leader in engineering research, receiving more than $30 million for sponsored research annually.
Cost of Attendance Tuition
Per Credit Hour: $833
Total Tuition: $29,988
Application Fee: $80 non-refundable fee
Books/Supplies: Other additional fees include books and an online
proctoring service. The online proctoring service charges $16 for the first hour and $7 per each additional hour.
The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the M.S. in Engineering program:
A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants).
Evidence of significant professional engineering experience.
The online Master of Science in Engineering is a comprehensive engineering program that encompasses both leadership strategy and technical skills. Coursework includes 16 credits of core engineering classes, plus 16 credits within your specialization, helping you tailor the program to your area of expertise. To accommodate busy professionals, the online Master of Science in Engineering does not include a required residency. Instead, students participate in 4 one-credit capstone courses throughout the program, providing a rich learning experience that comes with maximum flexibility.
Core (16 credit hours)
Engineering in the Global Environment (4)
Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers (4)
Introduction to Systems Engineering (4)
Principles of Engineering Management (4)
Bioengineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems (4)
Cellular and Molecular Engineering (4)
Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology (4)
Biotransport Phenomena (4)
Materials at the Nanoscale Specialization (16 credit hours)
Thermodynamic Foundations of Materials (4)
Crystal Structure and Bonding (4)
Nanoscale Science and Engineering (4)
Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (4)
Environmental Engineering (Water) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Water Chemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems (4)
Physical and Chemical Separation Processes (4)
Biological Treatment Processes (4)
Advanced Treatment Systems (4)
Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Intro to Engineering Optimization Techniques (4)
Power Systems Analysis (4)
Power Electronics (4)
Electric Drives (4)
Introduction to Smart Grid (4)
Power System Steady State and Market (4)
Mechanical Engineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Plasma-aided Manufacturing and Materials Processing (4)
Secure and Reliable Control Systems (4)
Sustainable Product Design (4)
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (4)
Capstone (4 credit hours)
Capstone Course A, B, C, D (1)