Conduct innovative research projects alongside world-class scholars in subject areas such as composite materials, fuel cells, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, drone flight and more.
Mechanical Engineering – Master’s of Engineering (M.Eng.)
In the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department at Montana State, graduate students pioneer knowledge in their field to generate solutions in advanced materials, renewable energy and more. M. Eng. students are likely to either be practicing engineers or continuing students who wish to acquire credits required for professional licensure.Eliminating the thesis or professional paper requirement provides students the opportunity for more coursework in an area of interest.
Five recent Montana State University graduates who began their research careers at MSU have each been awarded prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation.
Composite Technologies Research Group
Over the course of three decades, MSU’s Composite Technologies Research Group has conducted more than 16,000 tests on 500 materials used to make aircraft, wind turbine blades and other lightweight, durable products.
The prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education® ranks Montana State University among the Top 5 public, 4-year universities for Very High Research Activity with a STEM-dominant research doctoral program.
Fund Your Education
The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Mechanical Engineering department and Graduate School offer includes:
- The Benjamin Fellowship, given to three new Ph.D. students in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering
- Internal Fellowship and Funding Opportunities
- External Fellowship and Funding Opportunities
Additionally, most of our incoming graduate students are funded with teaching assistantships for at least their first year. During that period, they connect with faculty and typically receive research assistantships for the remainder of their graduate studies. Applicants must be admitted before being considered for funding.
Montana State research in mechanical engineering includes:
- Harnessing design insights from the vibrational motions of honeybees and other insects
- Developing more energy-efficient HVAC systems through integrated building design
- Studying knee injuries in the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab
- Making ceramic membranes for converting CO2 into useful products
- Using NRM to study the properties of fluids in motion
Note: no GRE Required.
Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Mechanical Engineering program is no different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Mechanical Engineering program. This includes any additional deadlines that the Norm Abjornson College of Engineering may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.