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Master's Programs

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a:

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Science in Energy Engineering, Renewable Option
  • Graduate Certificate Program
  • Combined BSE/MSE Program

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell Graduate Academic Catalog.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

This programs offer a choice of either a thesis track or a non-thesis track. To receive the MSE degree requires a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of acceptable graduate work, including nine (9) credit hours of research for the thesis track.

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

This program currently offers a degree track in Ergonomics and Safety. As the program develops we expect to offer tracks in: Manufacturing and Automation, Analytics and Operations, and Health Systems Engineering.

Master of Science in Energy Engineering

The university offers a master of science degree in energy engineering. This unique area of concentration represents a separate multidisciplinary program that is administered jointly by the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department. The energy engineering program has two M.S. degree options: renewable engineering and nuclear engineering.

Combined BSE/MSE Program in Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers a combined B.S.E./M.S.E. program that is available to  juniors or seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students normally apply to transition in the second semester of their third year as an undergraduate but can do so up until the last day of classes in their final semester before graduation.

Certificate Programs - (links are to details in the academic catalog)

These courses are geared towards either recent bachelor's degree graduates or professionals who want to explore an engineering specialty without making the commitment of a full-fledged graduate program. Graduate certificates can be earned in: