75
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Materials and nuclear engineering
(Certificate) Nuclear safeguards and security
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Biomedical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Aerospace engineering
(Certificate) Nuclear criticality safety

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Design project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

55
Applied
35
Accepted
19
Enrolled
64%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose; 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.5/master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.3
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.67%
Black or African American 2.67%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.33%
Asian 10.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 8%
Unknown 6.67%

Gender

Male (76%)
Female (24%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time (17)
Part-time (1)
Male (15)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Dynamics and control systems; energy systems including renewable and nuclear; computational fluid and solid mechanics; structures, materials and manufacturing; vibrations and acoustics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,496,613

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 454027
Las Vegas, NV  89154-4027
United States
Contact Dr. Brendan O'Toole
Chair/Professor
Email: brendan.otoole@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-3885
Fax: 702-895-3936