Mechanical Engineering

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Mechanical Engineering Online

You want a master’s degree that delivers opportunity but still fits into your current personal/work priorities. You’re looking for career advancement and you want practical skills that turn theory into application for solving real engineering problems.

Our non-thesis master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is now available fully online. It allows you to pursue your professional goals with a schedule that fits your life, but it offers the same technical rigor and value as the on-campus master’s degree. In fact, the online degree requirements, instructors, and classes are the same ones you’ll find in our on-campus Mechanical Engineering master’s program. Online students have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in one of three core ME areas: (a) biomechanics, (b) solid mechanics, materials, and manufacturing, or (c) thermal fluid and energy systems.

Our non-thesis master’s degree in ME online will prepare you to tackle a wide array of multidisciplinary engineering challenges under the leadership of top-notch faculty who work directly with other universities, industry partners, and national labs.

Degree Requirements

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Letters of recommendation are not required for current Mines students.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement

Requirements for the non-thesis MSME online are identical to the on-campus degree. Please see the ME Graduate Program webpage for details of the MSME requirements.


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