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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Pittsburgh

Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (MSNE)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 79
Doctoral Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Final oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

532
Applied
284
Accepted
74
Enrolled
53%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline July 1st July 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

224
Total Graduate Students
49%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.79%
Black or African American 2.23%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.45%
Unknown 0.89%

Gender

Male (83%)
Female (16%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 4
Male (31)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Smart materials and structure solid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, multiphase bio-fluid dynamics, mechanical vibration analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,109,000

Location & Contact

Address 4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Brian Gleeson
Chairman
Email: bgleeson@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-1185
Fax: 412-624-4846

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