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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Lincoln, NE


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University of Nebraska-Lincoln


University of Nebraska–Lincoln / Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is located in Lincoln, NE, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Science (MS/MS)
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering Materials science engineering
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering Metallurgical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering and applied mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials engineering
Master of Science (MS) Engineering mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomedical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9

Degree Requirements

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



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported March 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 2.94%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.94%


Male (94%)
Female (5%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 34
Part-time - 0
Male (30)
Female (4)


Focus of faculty research: Medical robotics, rehabilitation dynamics, and design; combustion, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer; nano-materials, manufacturing, and devices; fiber, tissue, bio-polymer, and adaptive composites; blast, impact, fracture, and failure; electro-active and magnetic materials and devices; functional materials, design, and added manufacturing; materials characterization, modeling, and computational simulation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address W342 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE  68588-0526
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey E. Shield
Phone: 402-472-2375