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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (SM/MBA)
Master of Science (SM) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Oceanographic engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ocean engineering
Naval Engineer (Naval E) Naval engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Ocean engineering
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Manufacturing
Mechanical Engineer (Mech E) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Oceanographic engineering
Master of Science (SM) Oceanographic engineering
Master of Science (SM) Naval architecture and marine engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Naval architecture and marine engineering
Master of Science (SM) Ocean engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Naval architecture and marine engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 123
Doctoral Degrees 65
Other Advanced Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,345
Applied
194
Accepted
127
Enrolled
14%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No
Spring deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

568
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.63%
Black or African American 1.06%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 7.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.46%
Unknown 4.05%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (27%)

Faculty

71
Total faculty
Full-time - 70
Part-time - 1
Male (62)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mechanics: modeling, experimentation and computation; design, manufacturing, and product development; controls, instrumentation, and robotics; energy science and engineering; ocean science and engineering; bioengineering; micro- and Nano-engineering
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
55,615,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 3-173
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Gang Chen
Department Head
Email: mehq@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-2201
Fax: 617-258-6156

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