MSME Online

ONLINE: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program is available 100% online or as a hybrid model mixing online and campus based courses. All formats, whether on campus, online or hybrid have the same tuition rate and the same world class faculty. Please contact for more information.



Comprised of only 10 courses, this 30-credit program covers not only the foundations of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and dynamics but also allows for the choice of electives in diverse areas including biomechanics, clean energy and environment, composite materials and manufacturing, energy efficient mobility systems and smart cities, robotics and controls and more. (Students close to campus may pursue the thesis option. See below for details).


  • Earn your degree taking one course per term or more
  • 100% online format – or hybrid – same faculty, same tuition
  • All engineering, math, and related backgrounds are encouraged to learn more
  • Have personal enrollment support through to degree completion
  • GRE waivers are considered on a case by case basis
Core: 4 Courses
  1. The following four courses are required (12 credits)
    1. MEEG 690: Intermediate Engineering Mathematics
    2. Three from the following list
      1. MEEG 610: Intermediate Solid Mechanics
      2. MEEG 620: Intermediate Dynamics
      3. MEEG 630: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
      4. MEEG 640: Intermediate Heat Transfer
      5. MEEG 621: Linear Systems
      6. MEEG 683: Orthopedic Biomechanics
Electives: 6 Courses

Elective options can be chosen from a wide range and include the option of earning a dual credit Graduate Certificate in Composites Manufacturing and Engineering. Most Graduate MEEG courses are available online every Fall and Spring, and are chosen based on the unique interests of each student. Students close to campus may pursue the thesis option. Click here to see our official program policy statement and learn more about our thesis option.

Requirements for Admissions
  • A baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering or in a closely allied field of science or mathematics from a regionally accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate grade point average in engineering, science and mathematics courses of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If you have under a 3.0 GPA ask about our part-time “pathways”.
  • A minimum combined Quantitative and Verbal score of 308 (1200) on the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test (GRE waivers may be considered. Ask
  • Three letters of recommendation from former teachers or supervisors.
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Complete the ME graduate supplemental document

Online/hybrid format are welcome to scan their unofficial transcripts and send for a free pre-assessment to Admission to the degree program is selective and competitive based on the number of well qualified applicants. Meeting the stated minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Tuition & Deadlines


Tuition rates of all programs can be seen on the Graduate Office’s Tuition webpage.

Application Deadlines

MSME Fall Admission:
January 31: Priority consideration for admission
July 31: Final deadline to apply

MSME Spring Admission:
October 31: Priority consideration for admission
December 31: Final deadline to apply


How long does it take to complete this program?
The online MSME can take as little as 24 months or as long as 60 months, depending on how many courses you would like to take in a given semester. There is also the option of taking a leave of absence in a given term as personal circumstances may require.

Does this program require any on-campus residencies?
No, you need not ever step foot on campus.

What if I would like to visit or take a course on campus?
Yes! Ours is one of a few programs in which you are welcome to take courses on campus for the same rate. In addition, all students are welcome on campus to visit Career Services, Libraries, Labs and other resources.

Are there opportunities for career networking and career coaching?
Yes. Online students have full access to University of Delaware’s Career Services as well as the counselors assigned specifically to the College of Engineering. Students are encouraged to explore career opportunities using their many resources including resume building, networking events, visiting industry, virtual workshops, career fairs, and more.

Recruitment Contacts

Graduate Recruitment
Phone: 302-831-8302

Professional Engineering Outreach
111 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

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