Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science George R. Brown School of Engineering Rice University

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science George R. Brown School of Engineering Rice University

Houston, TX
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
22%
78%
student ratio
65
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
12%
acceptance rate
7 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Mechanical Engineering ]
      Master of Mechanical Engineering (MME) [Mechanical Engineering ]
      Master of Science (MS) [Mechanical Engineering ]
    • Materials Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Materials Sciences ]
      Master of Materials Science (MMS) [Materials Sciences ]
      Master of Science (MS) [Materials Sciences ]
    • Master of Business Administration/Master of Engineering (MBA/ME)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 4
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

12% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 270
    • Accepted 34
    • Acceptance Rate 12
    • Enrolled 26
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $70
    • Application Fee - International $70
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 15th November 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students65
    • Female Percentage22%
    • Male Percentage78%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students65
    • Part-time Percentage14%
    • Full-time Percentage86%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino14%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian18%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races8%
    • Unknown or International Student54%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty24
    • Full-time Percentage67%
    • Part-time Percentage33%
    • Female Percentage8%
    • Male Percentage92%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHeat transfer, biomedical engineering, fluid dynamics, aero-astronautics, control systems/robotics, materials science
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$2,170,862

Location & Contact

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

George R. Brown School of Engineering
Rice University

6100 Main Street PO Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
United States

Dr. Enrique Barrera

Chair

Phone: 713-348-4906
Fax: 713-348-5423
Email: mems@rice.edu

Ms. Judith Farhat

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 713-348-3582
Fax: 713-348-5423
Email: mems@rice.edu


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